Pact has worked in Thailand since 2006, creating lasting change by building the capacity of local institutions to improve people’s lives. Much of Pact’s efforts in Thailand have focused on improving HIV prevention and care services, people's livelihoods, and the management of natural resources.
In 2013, we began the Mekong Partnership for the Environment, or MPE, a USAID-funded initiative based in Bangkok that is advancing socially and environmentally responsible development across the Lower Mekong region.
With the Lower Mekong projected to receive billions of dollars in infrastructure investments in the coming years, MPE brings together governments, civil society and the private sector to support sustainable development that makes sense economically but still protects communities and the environment.
Through partnerships, working groups and networks, MPE uses a distinctly regional approach and promotes better informed decision making about large-scale infrastructure development. We support robust environmental impact assessment policy, accessible information and meaningful participation of civil society.