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November 2, 2016

Local solutions in action: How Pact is using human-centered design to act on beneficiary feedback

One of Pact’s core values is local solutions. In short, this means we believe that true success can only come from solutions created in partnership with the people we serve. It’s why Pact’s innovation team, which I lead, decided to make beneficiary feedback the focus of our first-ever Global Innovation Competition.

i_Tolerant: Taking Out the Negative
October 12, 2016

100 million ideas for $100 million

Like many nonprofits around the world, Pact buzzed with excitement around the release of the MacArthur 100&Change competition in the spring of 2016. The MacArthur Foundation was offering an unprecedented $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that can make measurable progress toward solving a critical problem of our time. Solutions...

September 13, 2016

Building organizational capacity across the continuum of care in Indonesia

For most of his life, John Jonathan Nap has dedicated himself to helping others. It was an example set for him by his father, who moved their family of nine from Indonesia’s comfortable coast to its desolate highlands to serve as a missionary and teacher when Nap was young. “I believe that on this earth there should be someone who sacrifices their...

Roger-Mark DeSouza, Wilson Center, and Nanette Barkey, Pact, join panelists from DAI, USAID, and Social Impact to talk integration.
September 6, 2016

Development experts tease out opportunities and challenges for integration research and practice

This post originally appeared on the Locus website and has been cross-posted with permission. Although it comes with challenges, integration is essential to international development and holds vast potential for achieving more sustainable results, a panel of experts agreed during a wide-ranging discussion on integrated programming.

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During a recent trip to Colombia, Michelle Risigner used human-centered design as part of Pact's Somos Tesoro project.
August 11, 2016

It’s not Design Thinking. It’s Design Doing.

Anyone working in international development will tell you that it is critical to make the voice, needs and desires of your beneficiaries the core of every project. Development uses a number of methodologies to make sure program designers create solutions rooted in local priorities. What we often fail to do with these methodologies, though, is test...

Local women in Colombia
July 28, 2016

Putting the buzz in the word: Innovation

Innovation has long been a part of Pact’s institutional fabric, perhaps best exemplified by our trailblazing work in capacity development over the past couple of decades. But until 2013, innovation at Pact had been organic, not intentional. That’s when the organization took the necessary step of making innovation a deliberate, resourced function...

MVCC in Tanzania
July 18, 2016

Local partners key to achieving global goals

More than 15 years ago, the global community established a set of goals to alleviate poverty, including establishing a global partnership for development. Today, a new chapter in our quest to improve the state of the world is upon us--the Sustainable Development Goals. While the aim of the goals is much broader in scope—17 SDGs spanning health,...

June 18, 2016

Talking shared value & smart business in Rome

We had our fair share of pasta and gelato, but for the more than 60 people who descended on Rome, Italy, last week for the Shared Value Practitioners Forum, the richness was in conversation, collaboration, and curiosity. Prego! Pact was 10-strong at the forum. Country directors from Nigeria, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Thailand, and Democratic...

Community meeting in South Sudan
June 13, 2016

Keeping local solutions front and center in integrated development

This post originallly appeared on the Crowd360 website and is cross-posted with permission.

Mother and child in Katanga, DRC
June 10, 2016

Addressing child labor demands an integrated approach

This post orginally appears on the Crowd360 website and is cross-posted with permission. In factories, fields, and mines around the world, 85 million children toil in hazardous conditions that directly jeopardize their health and safety. By its nature, this type of work puts their physical and mental development at risk on a daily basis. It...

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