UN Allots USD91M for Sudan's Elections

    The United Nations Development Program and Sudan's National Elections Commission and Ministry of International Cooperation have signed an agreement that will involve a multidonor contribution of USD91 million for the country's forthcoming elections,

    reports. The money will be used to produce ballot cards, finance civic awareness campaigns and candidate education, and help train election officers and local police on electoral security. Donors include Italy, the U.K., Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Japan, the Netherlands and France.

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      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.