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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 advanced 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 brought together governments, civil society and the private sector to support sustainable development.
This work continues today through USAID Green Invest Asia, a follow-up project based in Thailand that is supporting developing countries in Asia to achieve sustainable landscape-related climate mitigation goals as submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The project is catalyzing private sector finance to upscale and drive investments in agriculture, forestry and other land use toward low emissions, yet profitable business models.