1. Increase in the number of developing countries with active SPOCs for IYA2009.
  2. Regional nodes in developing areas providing strong international support networks and collaborative projects that last beyond 2009.
  3. Survey of the status of astronomy within various developing regions.
  4. Through close co-operation with IAU and other cornerstones, achieve a recognisable improvement of astronomy status within at least one focus area in each target country (the three focus areas being professional, public and education)


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