Markets

Business and Markets

Pact strengthens local economies by assessing and building markets that are based on safe, non-exploitative practices. With our partners, we transform markets into a force for development.

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projects where businesses and markets are a force for positive change in 2016

Pact strengthens local economies by assessing and developing markets for local products, improving production capacity and strengthening supply channels. We transform markets to benefit local communities and encourage the safe and sustainable extraction of natural resources. We work with communities, civil society, government institutions and other stakeholders to safeguard natural resources, and we establish markets that ensure safe, non-exploitative practices, particularly in the mining and forestry sectors.

Our Business and Markets Work in Action

Miners, including children, washing minerals in DRC

Pact and Qualcomm expand collaboration to address child labor in mining in Africa

October 28, 2016
This week, Pact and Qualcomm Incorporated expand our collaboration to tackle critical issues facing mining communities in the Democratic...

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...
Miners, including children, washing minerals in Katanga, DRC

Keeping children out of mineral supply chains

May 11, 2016
The sun is high and blistering down on a sparse landscape. Sounds of hammers and picks are constant throughout the hot day. People come and...

Pact report highlights progress against child labor in mining in Congo

May 11, 2016
Today, Pact released a report detailing the progress of efforts to address child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The...

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...

In Myanmar, empowering women is a calling

January 29, 2016
In the nine years that Phyu Phyu Theint has worked for Pact, she has seen a lot of change. 

Unconflicted: Mineral traceability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

October 29, 2015
Throughout Africa’s Great Lakes region, Pact and our partners are working to ensure small-scale and artisanal miners have legal access to...

'One day at a time’: Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 29, 2015
Safari Kulimushi, a 47-year-old father of 13 in DRC, lives his life as a miner one day at a time. With Pact’s support, his livelihood has...

What’s your promise?

October 29, 2015
Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow for millions of poor and marginalized people. Find out what that promise means and how you can...

‘Big difference in my life’: A small-scale miner’s story

October 29, 2015
“There is a big difference in my life before mining and my life today."