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M&E training in Malawi
March 31, 2017

Building M&E capacity in Malawi

A version of this article originally appeared in The Link, LINKAGES quarterly newsletter, and has been posted with permission.

Staff from a LINKAGES community-based organization during a capacity development workshop.
March 17, 2017

Financing for the future

The best way to ensure sustainable impact is by developing the capacity of local organizations and communities to solve local problems. It is why all Pact projects include developing local capacity. Pact’s brand of capacity development puts the power of international best practices in service provision, management, monitoring and evaluation in the...

March 8, 2017

Taking bold action for women

Twenty-five years ago, I moved with my husband to his home country—a developing nation where, for the first time in my life, I saw the impacts of real poverty. There, I learned that with access to economic opportunities, families can change even the direst of circumstances. It changed my direction and career forever.

Development stakeholders discuss priorities for Nigeria.
March 2, 2017

Working together to set a vision for Nigeria’s future

I have been working in development for more than 12 years, after making a switch from the private sector, where I had worked for 8 years. Within the development sector, I have worked for different NGOs across multiple African countries. Currently, I’m the country director for Pact in Nigeria. In my development sector career, I have experienced...

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Social entrepreneur training in Ukraine
February 6, 2017

Spotlight on Pact's social enterprise lead

This post originally appeared on the Vanderbilt Turner Family Center for Social Ventures’ website and has been cross-posted with permission.

Artisanal, small-scale miner in Rwanda
January 31, 2017

Using data to tell the artisanal and small-scale mining story

This post originally appeared on the World Bank website and has been cross-posted with permission. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) provides a critical livelihood for millions of people across the world. And artisanal miners produce a significant portion of the world’s minerals and gemstones, often enduring difficult and hazardous working...

Innovation talk with USAID Global Development Lab
December 22, 2016

5 lessons from a conversation with USAID’s chief of design innovation

Innovation is a nebulous topic that often means 20 different things to 20 different people. This week, Pact hosted Seema Patel, Chief of Design Innovation at USAID’s Global Development Lab, for an armchair conversation that sought to demystify many of the interworkings of USAID’s innovation arm and how it works with the rest of the agency.

InsideNGO panel on impact investing
December 21, 2016

3 lessons from my seat at the impact investing table

In Fall 2015, The Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), GOAL, InsideNGO, Mercy Corps and Pact launched the INGOs in Impact Investing Network, a new forum for INGOs to learn, collaborate, conduct joint research and collectively advocate. What originally began as a small group of like-minded people swapping stories of their triumphs...

A pregnant woman in Nigeria receives care at a PMTCT site.
November 30, 2016

Putting our hands up to eliminate the scourge of HIV

In 1988, the year of the first World AIDS Day, an HIV diagnosis was considered a death sentence. All we had for treatment in those days was one single drug known as AZT. Our approach to prevention was to help people find approaches they could incorporate into their lives. We called it the menu approach, and that menu included condoms, dental dams...

November 22, 2016

At MIT design summit in Zambia, real design with real people

What if world-leading organizations teamed up to develop and scale technology and business solutions to end global poverty? This question, currently on the MIT Practical Impact Alliance (PIA) homepage, is one we’re asking ourselves at Pact, too.

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