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Balancing crisis response with sustainable impact: Seven questions to ensure learning, ethics and accountability amid Covid-19
Crises bring many things to light: how prepared you are to respond and adapt quickly, how you apply lessons from past experiences while adopting new practices, how you manage uncertainty and more. All of this is a testament to our existing practices and attendant systems.
Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings issued, most governments, civil society, research institutions and businesses were caught unaware. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus behind the disease Covid-19, has been...
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Across Africa and beyond, HIV programs for orphans and vulnerable children provide a critical opportunity to respond to Covid-19
Imagine that a dangerous, highly contagious virus is spreading around the world, and you are tasked with helping communities challenged by poverty and marginalization to protect themselves. Imagine that you could choose any tools you need. Near the top of your list might be a register of vulnerable households in the communities you serve, along...
Pact has been working to alleviate poverty for almost five decades. During this time, the world has seen significant progress. Over the past 40 years, the percentage of people living in extreme poverty has fallen from about 40 percent globally to less than 10 percent.
In Cambodia, as Covid-19 adds new burdens for young women entrepreneurs, Pact and USAID move support online
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the young women entrepreneurs who Pact supports in Cambodia struggled to keep their businesses afloat. Sabine Joukes leads Pact’s Women’s Entrepreneurs Act project, or WE Act, which is funded by USAID. When she thinks about the many business owners who inspire her – women who run restaurants, shops,...
World Day for Health & Safety at Work: How conditions are steadily improving for miners, including at one DRC cobalt site
Mining provides a livelihood for millions of men and women around the world, many of whom have few other options for supporting their families. Pact’s Mines to Markets program uses an integrated, holistic approach to help resource-dependent communities improve their lives. Pact brings together government, industry and miners themselves to make...
The huge disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how much
The year 2019 saw human-induced natural disasters decimate the planet’s ecosystems—and the wildlife that depend on them—at an alarming rate. Expansive and destructive wildfires ravaged rainforests from the Amazon to Indonesia, and from the Russian taiga to the Australian bush. Air pollution, which accounts for over 4 million premature deaths per...
While none of us would ever wish for it, the Covid-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented opportunity for global innovation. Never in modern times has the international development sector been faced with a singular challenge in every country around the globe. This offers a glimpse into a world where we have a better sense of our combined humanity—...
‘For some women and children, home is not the safest place’: Responding to family and gender-based violence amid Covid-19
As communities around the world grapple with the medical and economic calamities created by Covid-19, a separate but related crisis is unfolding: a significant rise in domestic violence, including gender-based violence and violence against children. Experts say new social strains set in motion by the pandemic, namely movement restrictions and...
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