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MVCC in Tanzania
July 18, 2016

Local partners key to achieving global goals

More than 15 years ago, the global community established a set of goals to alleviate poverty, including establishing a global partnership for development. Today, a new chapter in our quest to improve the state of the world is upon us--the Sustainable Development Goals. While the aim of the goals is much broader in scope—17 SDGs spanning health,...

June 18, 2016

Talking shared value & smart business in Rome

We had our fair share of pasta and gelato, but for the more than 60 people who descended on Rome, Italy, last week for the Shared Value Practitioners Forum, the richness was in conversation, collaboration, and curiosity. Prego! Pact was 10-strong at the forum. Country directors from Nigeria, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Thailand, and Democratic...

Community meeting in South Sudan
June 13, 2016

Keeping local solutions front and center in integrated development

This post originallly appeared on the Crowd360 website and is cross-posted with permission.

Mother and child in Katanga, DRC
June 10, 2016

Addressing child labor demands an integrated approach

This post orginally appears on the Crowd360 website and is cross-posted with permission. In factories, fields, and mines around the world, 85 million children toil in hazardous conditions that directly jeopardize their health and safety. By its nature, this type of work puts their physical and mental development at risk on a daily basis. It...

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Mobile health clinic in Myanmar funded through shared value partnerships
May 31, 2016

Collabortion and the future of development

With the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals and the explicit mention of the private sector's role in achieving the global goals, there is a bevy of interest in public-private partnerships. One key area of interest is around shared value – an evolution of traditional corporate social responsibility in which the private sector incorporates...

May 27, 2016

Pact partner Golden Age University helps Belarus age gracefully

At age 70, Valentina Zvyarynskaya was living her life as many Belarusian seniors do. She stayed home a lot, took part in few community activities and rarely made new friends. Then she began attending courses at Golden Age University, or GAU, an organization based in the northwestern city of Grodno that encourages seniors to do more. Now 73,...

May 25, 2016

Through a youth group in Nepal, an activist finds her voice

Ask Laxmi Rokaya what she dreams of for her country, and the 19-year-old’s answer is modest. More opportunities for youth. The chance to go to school. Jobs. “Many young people here are unemployed,” Rokaya says. “They just wander around.” It’s one of many problems in Nepal that she hopes to help change.

Miners, including children, washing minerals in Katanga, DRC
May 11, 2016

Keeping children out of mineral supply chains

The sun is high and blistering down on a sparse landscape. Sounds of hammers and picks are constant throughout the hot day. People come and go, hauling heavy sacks of rocks from pits and tunnels to be crushed, washed and sold. This is life at an artisanal mine in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

April 6, 2016

Circumcision, soccer and HIV prevention in Swaziland

Persuading men and boys to get circumcised is no easy task. On top of fears about pain, it’s an uncommon, stigmatized procedure in this small African country of about 1.2 million people. But the health benefits are clear – and not just for men. For both sexes, male circumcision reduces the risk of certain reproductive cancers and helps prevent...

March 16, 2016

Why Pact partners with the private sector – and why we restructured to do it

At Pact, we take our mission seriously. We envision a world where all people who are poor and marginalized can exercise their voice, build their own solutions and own their future. As lofty as that sounds, we approach our work as though that goal is 100 percent attainable – as though we can eradicate poverty and marginalization – and I truly...

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