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citizens participating in initiatives that resulted in positive state-society engagement in 2017

For South Sudanese displaced by war, a peacemaker always ready to help

May 28, 2015
In one of the most challenging corners of the world, Pact staffer Gatwech Chotlith does what’s needed to help residents of a civilian protection camp.

Pact Ukraine staff: Reforms must be forged locally, by ordinary Ukrainians

April 22, 2015
To succeed, reforms in Ukraine must involve ordinary citizens who see the benefit of taking part, and they can't be focused only in Kiev, two Pact directors said during a visit to Washington, D.C....

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...

Belarusians’ Awareness about Civil Society Increased from 30% to 52%

November 5, 2014
Since 2012 the Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS)  has been polling Belarusians attitude in four categories in trust to public institutions; citizens’ awareness of...

Why politics matters in development

October 31, 2014
“Politics” is often treated as a dirty word in development. But, Pact believes that we can achieve more lasting project outcomes by learning to think and work "politically smart way that takes into...

Hanging by a thread: Fighting child labor in Colombia

October 29, 2014
More than 5,000 children work in mining in Colombia. With our local partners, Pact is combating child labor in mining.

Everybody needs hope: Niyas’ story

October 29, 2014
With our local partner, we helped a Ukrainian bodybuilder with cerebral palsy achieve his dream of opening a gym for disabled people in his community.

Yekokeb Berhan program for highly vulnerable children

October 29, 2014
The Yekokeb Berhan program works to ensure children who are highly vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS, and their families, can access quality services and are empowered to lead healthy, productive lives.
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Hope in a forgotten crisis

August 19, 2014
Three years ago, millions of people in southern Sudan celebrated as their resounding vote for full independence from Sudan became reality. Since December 2013, South Sudan has been seized by conflict...

'Somos Tesoro' initiative launched in Colombia

May 2, 2014
This week, Pact launched a $9 million initiative to fight child labor in mines in Colombia. With funding from the U.S. Department of Labor and the support three local partners, “Somos Tesoro” —...

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