SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR LDCs
The world’s poorest nations can obtain practical assistance in areas of urgent need through the Union’s special programme for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). In the year 2000, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Ethiopia, Sudan and Tanzania benefited from ITU expertise in the critical area of sector restructuring, with a view to helping them come to grips with regulatory, financing and tariff issues. Activities included assistance in establishing national regulatory authorities, and help in formulating effective strategies for universal access and rural telecommunications. The Union also worked in partnership with organizations in target countries to improve human resources management and development, one of the most crucial areas still to be addressed in efforts to bridge the Digital Divide. Finally, ITU worked with government and operators in
Cambodia to deploy new communications technologies, and helped authorities in Tanzania design a new radio frequency monitoring station.