EU Promises Faster Aid Delivery

The European Union pledged to speed up delivery of previously earmarked aid to developing nations,

reported. This year, the bloc is "front-loading" EUR4.3 billion (USD5.7 billion), including EUR3 billion in budget support for African, Pacific and Caribbean nations; at least EUR500 million for local welfare programs; and EUR800 million to ease global hunger.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.