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October 25, 2013

SEA Change synthesis report

Climate change represents one of the most formidable and real challenges facing the globe.

August 13, 2013

Pact + LIFT: Myanmar Access to Rural Credit Project (MARC)

In July 2012, Pact Global Microfinance Fund (PGMF) began the Myanmar Access to Rural Credit (MARC) project as a three-year partnership with LIFT, a consortium of major donors, to improve the livelihoods and food security of poor, rural families by developing the capacity of nine local

July 9, 2013

South Sudan's independence: two years later

Today, South Sudanese around the world celebrate another day of their independence after decades of war and struggle.

June 27, 2013

President Obama's visit to Africa

U.S. President Obama may be visiting Tanzania next Monday for his first time while in office, but his administration has already been here more than three years, working with Pact to help Tanzania’s at-risk children to break the cycle of poverty and disease.

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June 24, 2013

Sajhadari Bikaas – Partnership for Development

On June 14, I visited a Mobile Service Camp inKohalpur located outside of Nepalgunj, in the Western Terai near the Indian border, where Pact has its main office in Nepal.

June 10, 2013

Union minister visits USAID project site

Pact Myanmar hosted a visit by H.E. Dr. Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, Union Minister of Social Welfare, to Kan Taw village in Pakokku Township. The visit marked the first for a cabinet-level official to a Pact project site since Pact began operations in the country in 1997.

May 2, 2013

In South Sudan, mobile data flows despite rain

The rains have started in South Sudan. They are early this year in the southern part of the country. While the rains bode well for agriculture in this new nation recovering from years of war and conflict, rain affects the ability to travel, implement projects and share information.

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May 1, 2013

Interaction Forum 2013

I was a panelist on a workshop session Tuesday, April 30, discussing whether U.S.-based NGOs should join the open data movement that many donors and European NGOs have already signed on to. The International Accountability and Transparency Initiative (IATI) provides guidelines and standards for publishing data on international aid.

April 19, 2013

The virtues of microlending

A recent Washington Post story ("Microsavings Programs Build Wealth, Pennies at a Time," March 15, 2013) extols the virtues of regular savings to help the “poorest of the poor” lift themselves out of poverty. We at Pact couldn’t agree more. But the article also takes a swipe at microlending, in which nonprofit microfinance institutions offer...

March 14, 2013

Spontaneous joy in Adigrat

In December, I had the privilege of visiting Pact’s Ethiopia office where I met several of our women’s savings and lending groups. One visit to Adigrat, close to the Eritrean border, has stayed in my mind as particularly memorable. After a long drive through an absolutely spectacular landscape of rock plateaus and mountains, our team arrived at...

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