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Eligibility

AGORA Core Offer includes two groups of countries, areas, or territories (Group A and Group B)

Local, not-for-profit institutions in two groups of countries, areas, or territories may register for access to the publications through the Core Offer of AGORA. The country lists are based on four factors: Total GNI (World Bank figures), GNI per capita (World Bank figures), United Nations Least Developed Country (LDCs) List and Human Development Index (HDI).

Go to details about the criteria by which countries, areas, or territories are categorized for the core offer

  • Eligible categories of institutions are: national universities and colleges, research institutes, agricultural extension centers, government offices and national libraries, and local non-governmental organizations. All staff members and students are entitled to access the information resources. 
  • If your institution is in a Group A (free access) country, area, or territory, then AGORA is free. If your institution is in a Group B (low-cost access) country, area, or territory, AGORA costs US$ 1000 per institution per calendar year (from January through December). All eligible institutions registering from Group B countries, areas, or territories will receive a six month trial without payment. 
  • If your institution is in a Group B (low-cost access) country, area, or territory, and cannot or chooses not to pay the annual fee, the institution will still be eligible for free access to a small number of information resources.

 

Eligible Group A countries 2014


A
Afghanistan
Angola

 

B
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
 
C
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
 
D
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
 
E
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
 
G
Gambia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
 
H
Haiti
Honduras
I
Iraq 1
 
K
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
 
L
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
 
M
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
 
N
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
 
P
Papua New Guinea
 
R
Rwanda
S
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Swaziland
 
T
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tuvalu
 
 
U
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
Uzbekistan
 
V
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
 
Y
Yemen
 
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe

1 Moved from Group B to A in 2014

 

 

Eligible Group B countries 2014


A
Albania
Algeria
Armenia
 
B
Belize
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Botswana
 
C
Cook Islands 4
 
D
Dominica
Dominican Republic
 
E
Ecuador
El Salvador
 
F
Fiji
G
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Guyana 2
 
J
Jamaica
Jordan
 
K
Kosovo
 
M
Maldives 2
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia (Federated States of)2
Mongolia2
Montenegro
 
N
Nauru
Niue 4
 
P
Palau
Paraguay
Peru
 
R
Republic of Moldova 2
 
S
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Seychelles
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Syrian Arab Republic 2
 
T
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
 
U
Ukraine
 
W
West Bank and Gaza Strip 2



1 Moved from Group B to A in 2014
2 Moved from Group A to B in 2014
4 Newly eligible in 2014

 

Criteria by which countries, areas, or territories are categorized for the core offer

  1. Countries, areas, or territories with a total GNI above US$ 1 trillion are not eligible for AGORA regardless of other factors

  2. Core Offer Group A - Free Access  

  • UN Least Developed Country List and/or   
  • Human Development Index (HDI) is at or less than 0.50 and/or  
  • Total Gross National Income (GNI) is at or less than US$ 150 billion where:
    o HDI is at or less than 0.63 and/or
    o Gross National Income per capita (GNIpc) is at or less than US$ 1600  

Interpretation:  

 -a country, area, or territory must fulfil at least one of the three factors designated by solid bullet points. 

- the last factor is a complex one. In order to fulfil it, the country, area, or territory must meet the main criterion of the solid bullet point and at least one of the sub-factors designated by the open bullet points under it. 

3. Core Offer Group B - Fee access  

  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 1 billion and/or
  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 20 billion where GNIpc is at or less than US$10,000 and/or  
  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 180 billion where:
    o HDI is at or less than 0.67 and/or
    o GNIpc is at or less than US$ 5000 

Interpretation:

  •  -a country, area, or territory must fulfil at least one of the three factors designated by solid bullet points.

  • - the second factor is a complex one. In order to fulfil it the country, area, or territory must meet both criteria listed in the solid bullet.

  • - the third factor is a complex one. In order to fulfil it, the country, area, or territory must meet the main criterion of the solid bullet point and at least one of the sub-factors designated by the open bullet points under it.

© FAO, 2014