Our Integrated Approach


Lives are complex. Solutions to poverty and marginalization don't have to be.
The power of an integrated approach measurably transforms lives
and culminates in lasting success.


the percentage of Pact's 80 projects that practiced an integrated approach to development in 2015. Nearly half of our projects combine three or more impact areas.


We combine interventions in the following areas, with a focus on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives:


In communities around the world, Pact is giving people better access to vital health and social services — from HIV and AIDS care and prevention to protections for vulnerable children — and ensuring local institutions and systems can sustain improvements long after Pact is gone.  Learn More


Pact helps people with limited livelihood choices earn a dignified living and be income-secure. Often tightly linked to our efforts in health, natural resource management, governance, and markets, our livelihoods work gives those who are poor the tools, knowledge, and access to credit to enable them to truly own their future.  Learn More

Natural Resource Management

Pact works with local organizations and governments to help communities sustainably benefit from the natural resources around them, from forests and water to cropland and mineral deposits. We work to forge effective systems for natural resource management and build responsible nature-based enterprises. Learn More

Capacity Development

We believe that local organizations are best suited to solve local problems – and that making them stronger is the best way to create meaningful, lasting impact beyond our presence. Our capacity development model works from assessment to training and mentorship to track improvement. Learn More


Pact enables people to exercise their voice by fostering national, regional, and local governance that’s inclusive, transparent, and accountable. Our efforts to create environments that enable people to exercise their voice and take ownership of their future cut across all the work we do. Learn More

Business and Markets

Pact strengthens local economies by assessing markets and transforming them into a force for development. Working with civil society organizations, government, and other stakeholders, we foster markets that are based on safe, non-exploitative practices and the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly in the mining and forestry sectors. Learn More

Integration at Work

For Myanmar’s rural poor, integrated development plants seeds of change

If it wasn’t one thing keeping U Myint Shwe’s crops from growing, it was another.
A small subsistence farmer in western Myanmar’s Seikphyu township, he owned an acre of land where he grew a traditional variety of rice. But his...
Sophia looks out over her pineapple garden in northern Tanzania.

One woman's journey to provide for her family

Two years ago, Sophia Stevens stood on the dusty path at the edge of her pineapple garden proudly showing off her quarter-acre plot. Every day she would walk the steep path to the garden from her house atop the hill to tend to...
Sophia looks out over her pineapple garden in northern Tanzania.

Sustainable development: Twenty years after their start, Pact’s first WORTH groups remain

They call themselves the Jyoti group – Nepali for “the light.”
They chose the name the day of their first meeting, in 1996, when none of them knew each other.
There were 25 of them back then, all of them women in their late teens...


With vocational training, a beautiful new future in Nepal

January 31, 2017
Subhadra Rokka always wanted to open her own beauty shop. After joining a Pact-supported youth group, she did.
A Tanzania girl participates in a kids club as part of Pact's Pamoja Tuwalee project.

Pact, USAID partner to improve the lives of Tanzania’s vulnerable children

October 24, 2016
Pact recently received a new award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to transform the lives of vulnerable Tanzanian children and young people, particularly those affected by...

For Myanmar’s rural poor, integrated development plants seeds of change

October 17, 2016
Pact is using integrated development to build food security, resilience and local capacity in Myanmar.

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