Pakistan‘s February 18, 2008 parliamentary elections will have an international election observation mission organized by Democracy International, as they were awarded a grant by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). There will be a 35-person delegation, which will be led by former U.S. Congressman Jim Moody and will include experts in election processes and Pakistani politics, as well as leaders from the political, academic and foreign policy fields. This mission will be in addition to other international observers from the European Union, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
The grant is part of the USD $1.5 billion in aid that the U.S. Government is providing to Pakistan, through USAID, over five years to improve economic growth, education, health, governance, and reconstruction of earthquake-affected areas.
For more information about USAID and its programs in Pakistan, please visit their website: http://www.usaid.gov/
The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.
For more information, contact the U.S. Agency for International Development Public Information Office at (202) 712-4810.
About Democracy International:
Democracy International, based in Bethesda, MD., designs, evaluates, implements, and provides technical assistance for democracy and governance programs.
Source for this post: U.S. Agency for International Development