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Nick Langton

acting country director

Chris Feddersen

program officer

As one of the longest-serving international NGOs in Myanmar, Pact has been helping people here to improve their lives since 1997. We use locally developed and owned solutions and work closely with citizens, local government and civil society.

With partners that have included USAID, UNDP, The Rockefeller Foundation, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Ooredoo, Shell, 3MDG, LIFT, and thousands of local organizations and community groups, Pact designs and implements projects that maximize local ownership and leverage existing systems and networks. Our work covers a broad spectrum of interventions, including health, livelihoods, local governance, civil society strengthening, renewable energy, water and sanitation.

Pact’s integrated approach to development puts the needs of communities first. We combine community education with grassroots governance through Village Development Committees (VDCs) and financial sustainability through Village Development Funds (VDFs). We strengthen local communities by promoting inclusive and participatory village decision-making, supporting transparent and accountable community development, and mentoring organizations to develop their institutional capacity.

Through Smart Power Myanmar, Pact is helping to accelerate access to renewable energy in off-grid areas by bringing together key players in the public and private sectors, spurring economic growth and transforming lives in rural communities. 

Pact Global Microfinance Fund is by far Myanmar’s largest microfinance institution. In 2018, PGMF disbursed more than 1.3 million loans worth $408 million, with an astounding repayment rate of 99.4 percent. Learn more about Pact Global Microfinance Fund in Myanmar here.

Pact envisions a Myanmar where vibrant and diverse communities exercise their voice and build lasting solutions for a better life. We’re successful when communities can say, “We did it ourselves.”

Stories and Highlights

Food for thought: Farmer field schools promote sustainable livelihoods

October 16, 2019
To commemorate World Food Day on October 16, the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project, funded by USAID, is showcasing the promotion of sustainable livelihoods through Farmer Field Schools in...

International Day of the Girl: The bravest girl

October 11, 2019
At first glance, Han Su Lwin is like any other seven-year-old: happy, energetic and thirsty to learn. Yet she has had a lifetime worth of experiences that many of us could never imagine, let alone...

World Teachers Day: Investing in education for rural communities in Southeastern Myanmar

October 5, 2019
To mark World Teachers Day, which is celebrated October 5, Pact Myanmar is proudly highlighting Mon National Education Committee (MNEC), one of the Responsive Health, Education and Livelihoods...

ACE: Request for applications for private sector collaboration to strengthen agricultural value chains

September 24, 2019
The Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project, funded by USAID, is pleased to announce a request for applications (RFA) seeking to fund projects that improve farmers’ productivity and improve...

Changing lives though small grants in rural Myanmar

September 3, 2019
The LIFT Dry Zone Small Grant Fund for Civil Society is strengthening civil society organizations (CSOs) and livelihoods systems in nine rural townships across Myanmar’s Dry Zone, where communities...

Community health promotion in Kayin State, Myanmar

August 27, 2019
Pact's Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project has provided a grant to Burma Medical Association to support health services in 40 schools in Kayin State, Myanmar. The association will deliver...

Lights, camera, action: Youth produce participatory videos highlighting community issues

August 19, 2019
Under the USAID-funded Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project, Pact Myanmar conducted a series of learning sessions with 14 youth group members from Kyainseikgyi Township in Kayin State and...

Advancing Community Empowerment: Update on call for responsive health, education and livelihoods services

August 15, 2019
The Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project is pleased to share that it has signed the following agreements with partners, who submitted applications under the Responsive Health, Education, and...

Day in the life of a community trainer, Kayin State, Myanmar

June 24, 2019
The Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project, funded by USAID, works with communities to enhance their ownership, capacity and actions to meet their priority needs in health, WASH, education,...

How to build an integrated energy ecosystem in Myanmar

June 19, 2019
Smart Power Myanmar, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, the German and French development agencies, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Agence Française...