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Kanika Mannan

acting country manager

Megan Sullivan

program specialist

Over the past two decades, Vietnam has experienced tremendous economic and social change. Pact is working to ensure that as the country develops, people who are poor and marginalized are able to access the benefits.

Since 2004, Pact has been working to build the capacity of civil society organizations to reduce HIV infections in Vietnam with prevention, treatment and a supportive social and policy environment. Our capacity development approaches in Vietnam mirror those we apply in dozens of countries across the world: thorough assessments followed by hands-on mentoring and skill-building.

Thanks to Pact’s efforts, local organizations are now playing a major role in the country’s HIV response.     

In 2013, Pact introduced its award-winning WORTH program in Vietnam. WORTH helps women lift themselves and each other out of poverty with literacy training, community banking and microbusiness development, enabling members to become entrepreneurs, activists and effective leaders of change in their communities.

Stories and Highlights

Building resilient communities in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

August 24, 2017
In Vietnam's Mekong Delta region, women have the tools and resources they need to own their future because of a partnership between Pact and Experian. Learn more about our Mekong Vitality project.

For a dedicated mother in Vietnam, entrepreneurship is the key to success

January 5, 2017
After a Caesarean section, Pham Ngoc Yen’s savings was drained. With Pact's help, she's now saving for the future.

Pact's Mekong Partnership for the Environment

June 27, 2016
Pact's Barry Flaming discusses the Mekong Partnership for the Environment project. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the project is using a regional, integrated approach to...

For a young woman, a better life through entrepreneurship

March 2, 2016
It isn’t hard to find her in the center of a crowded market in Long Phu commune, Tam Binh district, Vinh Long province. Everyone here knows To Thi Thu Thao, a young woman who always has a shining...

World leaders pledge support for responsible growth in Mekong region

August 17, 2015
At a meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative in Malaysia this month, leaders from six nations agreed that as the region transforms, short-term growth must not come at the expense of long-term...

A sexy tool that works

January 13, 2015
In international development, we are often looking for the next innovative thing—a fancy tool or innovative way of working. Mobile technology is one of these “innovations” in development. It is a...

Mekong government, civil society support strong EIAs

December 5, 2014
Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in...

Empowering women in Vietnam

October 29, 2014
With support from Pact, women in Vietnam have access to the financial resources they need to support themselves and their families.

The Coca-Cola Foundation awards $400,000 grant to Pact

August 13, 2013
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, has awarded Pact a $400,000 grant to help 2,400 women in impoverished communities in Vietnam take control of their...