OUR INTEGRATED APPROACH

Our Integrated Approach

A TRANSFORMATIONAL 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.

78%

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.

OUR IMPACT AREAS

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

Health

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
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Livelihoods

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
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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
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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
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Governance

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
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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
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Integration at Work

‘If people cannot eat, we will never succeed’: How integrated development is saving Liberia’s forests

Nearly every morning in the yard beside her small thatched mud house, Yorh Brown starts a low-burning fire. She blends ingredients over just the right heat, then pours the thick mixture into a wide, shallow cooling pan.
As her...

‘I never had this idea before’: In Liberia, using entrepreneurship to improve lives & forests

It’s not even noon and already Patricia Wantoe has sold most of the cooking oil she brought to her village’s small market.
In the stalls next to hers, other sellers are offering okra, peppers, spices and soap, but it...

Taking bold action for women

Twenty-five years ago, I moved with my husband to his home country—a developing nation where, for the first time in my life, I saw the impacts of real poverty. There, I learned that with access to economic opportunities,...

News

After tragedy, treatment and hope for an HIV-positive mother in Tanzania

May 9, 2017
Bi Mariam Masasi Willison had prepared to be a mom. Then she learned she was HIV-positive.

Pact e-magazine highlights progress for children affected by HIV

April 4, 2017
Today, Pact released the newest issue of All In, the global e-magazine on the integrated approach to international development. This latest edition explores the progress of integrated efforts to...

Taking bold action for women

March 8, 2017
Twenty-five years ago, I moved with my husband to his home country—a developing nation where, for the first time in my life, I saw the impacts of real poverty. There, I learned that with access to...

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