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SDG

Concentrated Assistance

​As part of its special programme for the LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS, ITU provides highly targeted and concentrated assistance to countries. Assistance is provided across all ICT-related activities, including in the areas of market regulatory reforms, emergency telecommunications and disaster response, gender equality, cybersecurity, ICT infrastructure, spectrum management and climate change adaptation.

Eligibility criteria: LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS are eligible for concentrated assistance, based on the below criteria (adopted by ITU Council in 1999):

Since the year 2000, almost all LDCs have benefitted from concentrated assistance.

Countries benefiting from Concentrated Assistance


2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

​Burundi
Guinea-Bissau
Eswatini*
Malawi
Sao Tome and Principe
South Sudan
Uganda
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Paraguay
Haiti
Dominica
Mauritania
Afghanistan
Kiribati
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu
Uzbekistan
           
​​Afghanistan             
Bolivia
Burundi
Guinea-Bissau
Eswatini*
Haiti
Kiribati
Malawi
Myanmar
Paraguay
S. Tomé & Principe
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Suriname
Timor-Leste
Uganda
Uzbekistan
           
Fiji
Kyrgyzstan
Myanmar
Somalia
Sudan
Suriname
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
           
​Central African Rep.
Comoros
Djibouti
Fiji
Haiti
Kyrgyzstan
Madagascar
Mozambique
Nepal
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Moldova
Sierra Leone
Tajikistan​
Tanzania
Zambia
           

Central African Rep.
Lao PDR
Comoros
Djibouti
Fiji
Guyana
Haiti
Kyrgyzstan​
Mongolia
Niger
Republic of Moldova
South Sudan
S. Tomé & Principe
Seychelles
Tajikistan
Tonga
Tuvalu
Uganda
Zimbabwe              

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

​Afghanistan
Burkina Faso             
Central African Rep.      
Chad            
Guyana
Haiti
Kyrgyzstan
Liberia
Mauritania
Mongolia
Myanmar
South Sudan
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Timor-Leste
Vanuatu
Yemen
Zimbabwe
           
Afghanistan
Benin
Burkina Faso
Central African Rep.
Chad
Djibouti
Haiti
Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho
Liberia
Myanmar
South Sudan
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Timor-Leste
          
Benin
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Guinea
Haiti
Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho
Mali
Mongolia
Nepal
South Sudan
S. Tomé & Principe
Somalia
Tajikistan
Vanuatu
Zambia
           
​Bangladesh
Cape Verde
Comoros
Ethiopia
Guinea
Haiti
Kiribati
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Micronesia
Nepal
Niger
Somalia
Timor-Leste
Tuvalu
Zambia
           
​Bangladesh
Cape Verde
Comoros
Eritrea
Haiti
Kiribati
Lao PDR
Liberia
Madagascar
Mauritania
Niger
Tanzania
Tuvalu
Uganda
           

2009

​2008

2007

​2006

2005

Afghanistan
Burkina Faso
Djibouti
Eritrea
Guinea Bissau
Lao PDR
Liberia
Marshall Islands
Nauru
Papua New Guinea
Somalia
Tanzania
Tonga
Zambia
           
Afghanistan
Burkina Faso
Central African Rep.
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Guinea Bissau
Haiti
Marshall Islands
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Papua New Guinea
Somalia
Tanzania
Tonga
Yemen
Zambia
           
Cambodia
Central African Rep.
Comoros
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Haiti
Kiribati
Lesotho
Marshall Islands
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Niger
Papua New Guinea
S. Tomé & Principe
Tonga
Yemen
           
Burundi
Cambodia
Chad
Comoros
Kiribati
Lesotho
Madagascar
Nepal
Niger
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sudan
         
Afghanistan
Angola
Burundi
Chad
Guinea
Madagascar
Mauritania
Myanmar
Rwanda
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sudan
     

2004

2003

​​2002

​2001

2000

Bangladesh
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Central African Rep.
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Djibouti
Lao PDR
Malawi
Mali
Somalia
Uganda
Zambia​           
Bhutan
Central African Rep.
Djibouti
Haiti
Kiribati
Malawi
Mali
Zambia
​​​​Eritrea
Guinea-Bissau
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Yemen
​​Cambodia
Chad
Comoros
Ethiopia
Haiti
Sudan
Tanzania

 

Note: *Effective 19 April 2018, the Kingdom of Swaziland has been renamed to the Kingdom of Eswatini