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May 22, 2019

Civil society fast forward: Getting ahead of technological change, together

By Silvia Magnoni, Head of Civil Society Communities, World Economic Forum For anyone working in the civil society sector, there is no doubt that today’s challenges pose big questions for the future. New thinking, investment, networks and – above all – a novel vision for the sector and its role in contending with the realities of our post-digital...

May 22, 2019

Pact’s Transformation Lab: A Q&A with Svetlana Dimovski

As a global community, we agree we must do everything possible to end extreme poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But traditional overseas development assistance – while critically necessary – won’t get us there. In a strictly financial sense, the way we have done development in the past will fall short in funding the SDGs by an...

Pact shareholders in Liberia
May 22, 2019

Ending development’s power imbalance: Why Pact is creating a first-of-its-kind ‘Shareholder Council’

For decades, the international development sector has worked to overcome global poverty, inequality and marginalization. With many partners, including governments, the private sector and local civil society organizations, INGOs have made much progress. Billions of people are healthier and more prosperous because of the sector’s work.  And yet...

May 21, 2019

Partnering for impact: Cure Hydration’s Alex Sarkissian on hydration, health and giving back

Alex Sarkissian is a co-founder at Cure Hydration, a new wellness brand focused on a better, more efficient hydration method than traditional sports drinks or plain water. Cure Hydration has pledged to donate a percentage of annual sales to support Pact’s health programming in Africa, one of the first partnerships of this kind for Pact. Here, Alex...

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A BVC member in Mangochi presents a petition to the chair of the PCAIWD committee, Chidanti Malunga.
March 21, 2019

Parliamentary committee supports Malawi's fisheries sector

By Mercy Phiri The main objectives of the USAID-funded Fisheries Integration of Societies and Habitats project, or FISH, are to increase resiliency to climate change and improve biodiversity conservation through effective, sustainable fisheries co-management across all four major lake ecosystems in Malawi. To meet these objectives and ensure that...

March 8, 2019

Thinking equal, building smart and innovating for change this International Women’s Day

Each year on March 8, Pact proudly takes part in International Women’s Day. We celebrate the women on our staff, the women we serve around the globe and their many triumphs, and we acknowledge and discuss challenges that remain. This is because we firmly believe that only when we advance gender equality and the empowerment of women will we see a...

February 13, 2019

Debunking M&E myths in international development

By Binod Chapagain and Erica Kuhlik “Results-based management provides a set of principles, approaches and tools which can help us achieve… goals. By always trying to answer the ‘so what difference does our intervention make?’ question, we will keep our focus on how we can support real and sustainable improvements being made in the lives of...

Ann Mei Chang speaks Jan. 22 at Pact.
January 25, 2019

Former USAID chief innovation officer visits Pact to discuss social sector impact

Pact recently welcomed former USAID chief innovation officer Ann Mei Chang to discuss innovation, maximizing impact in the social sector and her new book, Lean Impact.  Watch a full recording of the Facebook Live event here. Below are key takeaways from Chang's talk.  In your transition from the private sector to USAID, what were your most eye-...

January 4, 2019

As Ukraine works to deinstitutionalize children, Pact provides essential data tool

In Ukraine, more than 100,000 children are living in residential care institutions, but only 8 percent of those children are orphans. Children are placed in institutions for various reasons, including a lack of available community-based and social support services for families facing extreme poverty, high rates of unemployment, low access to day...

December 20, 2018

Celebrating 20 years of WORTH

In 1998 in a village in the lowlands of Terai, Nepal, just south of the Himalayas, a group of 25 women came together to form a WORTH savings-led microbanking group. Building on a familiar tradition of women saving together in rotating saving and credit associations, this new WORTH program intended to be more than a village savings and loan group....

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