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Basanta Pokharel

country director
bpokharel@pactworld.org

Christine de Guzman

senior program officer
cdeguzman@pactworld.org

The Sajhedari Bikaas project: Partnership for Local Development

May 31, 2018
A look at USAID's Sajhedari Bikaas project, which is implemented by Pact. This project is strengthening the relationship between citizens and local governments and improving transparency,...

In Nepal, learning from mistakes means lasting roads, less environmental impact

November 2, 2017
Through a Pact-U.S. Forest Service partnership, Nepali engineers gain critical skills for building sustainable roads in unforgiving conditions.

Rebuilding Stronger: Putting Communities in Charge after Nepal’s Earthquakes

August 31, 2017
In 2012, Pact began implementing USAID’s Sajhedari Bikaas project in six southern districts of Nepal. The six-year effort is helping rural communities better direct their own, inclusive development,...

For Nepal’s pint-sized citizens, new kids’ taps deliver hydration, hygiene & fun

June 29, 2017
Kids are short, right? And they need water, just like grown-ups. So why are most water taps in Nepal built far above children’s reach?

After earthquakes in Nepal, rebuilding better

June 19, 2017
With a unique model that puts post-disaster communities in charge of their own recovery, Nepalis are building much more than water systems.

With vocational training, a beautiful new future in Nepal

January 31, 2017
Subhadra Rokka always wanted to open her own beauty shop. After joining a Pact-supported youth group, she did.

In rural Nepal, Pact is using integrated development to break poverty's grip

September 29, 2016
The Sajhedari Bikaas project is solving longstanding development challenges in one of the poorest parts of the world by combining interventions that tackle governance problems, economic insecurity,...

Sustainable development: Twenty years after their start, Pact’s first WORTH groups remain

July 14, 2016
Two decades after its founding, in a testament to the WORTH model’s sustainability, the Jyoti WORTH group in rural Nepal is still together, even though it’s been years since Pact’s assistance ended.

Through a youth group in Nepal, an activist finds her voice

May 25, 2016
Ask Laxmi Rokaya what she dreams of for her country, and the 19-year-old’s answer is modest. More opportunities for youth. The chance to go to school. Jobs. “Many young people here are unemployed,”...

Pact Pioneers Mobile Technology in Western Nepal

February 4, 2014
Collecting data just got simpler in rural areas of Nepal. Pact recently completed a survey of 7,500 rural residents using mobile data collection software and equipment to record responses to...

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