1 Statement of the situation
The ITU-T and ITU-R study groups undertake many studies on
topics of diverse purposes, outputs and focus. Many of these
studies on topics are, or could be, of particular concern to
developing countries. Developing countries frequently lack
resources to follow the work of even a limited number of study
groups in the other two Sectors and are not aware of those
Questions agreed for study, their purpose and the status of
their implementation. There is no doubt that some developing
countries are now in a position to take part in the work of some
of the study group Questions and nearly all are likely to
benefit from the output of these studies.
2 Question for study
Identification on a continuing basis of those study group
topics in the ITU-T and ITU-R which are of particular interest
to developing countries are based on an agreed set of
guidelines, including the preparation of some technical reports.
This Question activity is for the benefit of both ITU-D Study
3 Expected output
3.1 Agreed guidelines to the identification process of such
3.2 Annual progress reports indicating status of the selected
topics and, where completed, an indication of how the outputs
can be obtained.
3.3 Technical Reports on particular topics (called technical
arrays in the past).
Annual progress reports.
The Question was originally approved by WTDC-94, revised by
WTDC-98, WTDC-02, WTDC-06 and by WTDC-10.
6 Sources of input
- Examination of all the ITU-T and ITU-R study group
Questions and Recommendations with a view to selecting those
topics of interest to developing countries.
- Request for updating information from ITU-T and ITU-R on
the selected topics.
- Inputs by the relevant ITU-D study group rapporteurs, in
accordance with their follow-up on the activities of ITU-T
and ITU-R with relevance to their Questions.
- Contributions by members regarding the technical
a) Target audience
Depending on the nature of the output, upper- to middle-level
managers among operators and regulators in developing countries
are the predominant users of the output.
b) Proposed methods for the implementation
of the results
The yearly output of this Question will be made available via
the ITU-D website. Hard copies could be provided on request.
8 Proposed methods of handling the Question
Within Study Group 2.
The ITU-D Study Group dealing with this Question will need to
focal points in BDT.
Coordinators of relevant project activities in BDT.
and scientific organizations with mandates covering the
subject matter of the Question.
10 Other relevant information
As may become apparent within the life of the Question.
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