WE Act: Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs in Cambodia
This Pact-led project supports young women entrepreneurs in Cambodia to reach their full potential. By supporting young women entrepreneurs to strengthen their skills, business linkages and participation with relevant associations, we strengthen families, communities and Cambodia overall. The project is focusing on urban-based micro, small and medium businesses owned by young women, ages 18 to 30. The project is working to address key challenges to their businesses through capacity development, network expansion, information sharing, access to finance and markets and more. In partnership with existing actors in the entrepreneur system, the project is supporting them to better serve the needs of young women entrepreneurs. The project also works to reduce economic gender barriers in Cambodia and stimulate women's participation in decision-making processes.
Promoting Healthy Behaviors
This project, which is led by Population Services International, is helping Cambodians to seek and receive quality health and social services with decreased financial hardship through more sustainable systems. Pact is focusing on generating demand among Cambodians for quality health services.
USAID Green Invest Asia
USAID Green Invest Asia operates across Southeast Asia, with an initial focus on Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines. The project is catalyzing private sector finance to upscale and drive investments in agriculture, forestry, and other land use toward low emissions, yet profitable business models. USAID Green Invest Asia identifies and develops promising climate-smart business deals with solid profit potential for investors. The project engages with financial institutions and investors to link them to pipeline opportunities and bridge financial and technical gaps necessary to overcome barriers to investment in businesses that are environmentally and socially responsible. It provides direct technical services to enterprises desiring to "green" their supply chains and assists in structuring corresponding financial deals to reduce investor risk. USAID Green Invest Asia is implemented by Pact, with partners MSP and Control Union. Learn more here.
Promoting Citizen Engagement in Democratic Development, or PROCEED, is encouraging and helping Cambodian citizens to exercise more power in governance at the sub-national level. The project is increasing well-informed communication between citizens and government officials about local governance issues, and helping citizens to hold their government representatives accountable for delivering services that respond to their needs.