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Vasili Kukharchyk

country director

Peter Newman

senior program specialist

Belarus in Global Ratings 2020

January 15, 2021
In order to put the country into a wider context, Pact releases its annual Belarus in Global Ratings report for 2020. The Report offers policymakers, development aid professionals and anyone...

Top 10 of Belarus Civil Society in 2020

December 23, 2020
2020 has been an unprecedented year for the entire world, yet Belarus stands out. The country has been making international headlines throughout the year due to government’s response to COVID-19,...

Future Search for Belarusian Civil Society

June 1, 2020
This report has been prepared based on the Future Search for Belarusian Civil Society workshop, organized by Pact on September 16-18, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania, under the USAID/BRAMA Activity.

Belarusian Civil Society in the Situation of COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020
Between March 27-April 1, 2020 Pact Belarus carried out an online survey of Belarusian civil society organizations and informal groups to better understand the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on NGOs’...

What Do Belarusians Think? About Gender Inequality? Nothing.

April 1, 2020
Belarusians are either very lucky people who have achieved gender equality, or most simply do not notice gender discrimination. The results of Pact’s survey show that this topic is on the periphery...

What Do Belarusians Think? A Neutral Nation: What Do Belarusians Think About the World Around Them?

March 12, 2020
It has become common for organizations to track fluctuations in the geopolitical orientations of Belarusians – in particular, who supports a closer relationship with EU and who supports a closer...

What Do Belarusians Think? TV and Internet Compete for the Minds of Belarusians

February 28, 2020
Soon, more Belarusians will be receiving news from the Internet than from TV. However, this does not mean that society will become immune to propaganda. Sociological data shows that media literacy in...

What Do Belarusians Think? Belarusians Have a Strong Potential To Be More Civically Active, but They Lack Information and Self-Сonfidence

February 14, 2020
Why are Belarusians so passive? There is potential for Belarusians to become more involved in civic activism, however, they need more information about how to get involved. Belarusians also need to...

What Do Belarusians Think? Citizens Find the Work of Belarusian NGOs Useful, but Are Hardly Aware of Their Activities

January 31, 2020
The Pact-sponsored 2019 Annual Belarus Public Opinion Survey once again shows that the Belarusian civil society cannot boast of high public recognition. However, some groups of organizations are able...

What Do Belarusians Think? Belarusians Do Not Believe That They Can Influence the Government and Rely Less on It

January 16, 2020
This piece opens a series of analytical articles based on a national representative public opinion survey on the attitude of Belarusians to reforms, social contract, foreign policy, gender-related...