Committed to connecting the world

Development Activities

The ITU Telecommunication Development Sector
has a programme to offer you - whether you are interested in entering or expanding your presence in emerging markets, demonstrating global ICT leadership, learning how to put good policy into practice, or pursuing your mandate for corporate social responsibility. In our increasingly networked world, expanding access to ICTs globally is in everybody's interest.​



To strengthen the development, implementation and execution of projects on ICTs for development at national, regional and global levels, the ITU has a dedicated team of project specialists at field offices and headquarter




Facilitating carbon emission reductions and monitoring, mitigating impact and adapting to change.


Targeted and differentiated assistance to LDCs and SIDS in key priority areas.


Creating and maintaining the enabling regulatory & market environment essential for the development of ICTs.


Maximizing the contribution of ICTs to disaster predication, detection and coordination.


Fostering the integrity of ICT systems that is essential for their continued development.


Extending the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications among developing countries.


Strengthening human & institutional capacities to seize the opportunities of the information society.


The ITU is the principal source of global and internationally comparable ICT statistics.


Facilitating the adoption of efficient technological solutions for ICT infrastructure development.


Promote ICTs access, use and knowledge among currently disadvantaged groups.