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Project ID:00066682Description:PBF/SLE/A-1 National Elections
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 27 Sep 2007
Democratic Governance -W1
End Date*: 31 Dec 2007
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Project Description:-This project aims to secure gap funding for NEC to enable the institution provide the required logistical preparation for the conduct of credible and transparent nation wide parliamentary and presidential elections in an atmosphere of tranquillity. 


Development Goal:

Immediate Objective:

The gap funding project aims to increase NEC’s operational capacity to conduct credible presidential and parliamentary elections on 11 August 2007, and a presidential run-off should it be necessary within a serene atmosphere, and thus help to consolidate the hard won peace and stability of the country which provides a conducive atmosphere for a smooth transition from the current government to the next.


Outputs and Key Activities:

Specific objectives are:

1) ensure adequate preparations for the parliamentary and presidential elections put in place well in time and

2) hire and remunerate electoral support staff under the following categories: 1,943 polling centre managers, 5,402 polling station presiding officers, 773 polling station presiding officers/centre managers, 6,175 voter identification officers, 18, 525 polling support staff (including ballot issuers, ballot box controllers and polling station queue controllers), and 4,442 polling centre queue controllers hired and remunerated

3) to eliminate the tendency for jeopardizing the peace consolidation process and stability of the country.


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