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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. 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

ACE: Request for applications for strengthening inclusive governance in Southeastern Myanmar

May 14, 2020
The Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar (ACE) project, funded by USAID, is pleased to announce a request for applications (RFA) seeking to fund projects that improve the inclusion...

Health and hope: Promoting access to quality health care services in Kayah State

May 12, 2020
To commemorate the recent International Nurses Day which is celebrated around the world on May 12, the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project, supported by USAID, showcased how the project is...
Solar panels in rural Myanmar

Pandemic priorities: Is access to energy one of them?

April 24, 2020
The huge disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how much 

International Women's Day: An equal world is an enabled world

March 8, 2020
A Way Yar is an energetic 18-year-old with a strong sense of purpose. She takes pride in meeting her responsibilities and helping to care for her family in her remote village in Myanmar's Hlaingbwe...

Lights, Camera, Action! Women-led groups produce videos highlighting community issues

March 8, 2020
What happens when you collaborate with 20 enthusiastic women from remote villages in Myanmar, empowering them to shine a light on issues affecting their lives?

Building trust and collaboration in southeastern Myanmar

February 19, 2020
To commemorate World Social Day of Justice observed on February 20, the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project supported by USAID is showcasing how ACE is helping to build trust and...

Investing in early childhood development in Kayin State

January 24, 2020
To commemorate International Day of Education, celebrated January 24, Pact Myanmar is showcasing Burma Medical Association (BMA), one of the Responsive Health, Education and Livelihoods Services (...

Changing rural agriculture businesses with electricity

January 10, 2020
Rural entrepreneurs without access to electricity rely on diesel generators to run their businesses. The average cost of power generation can be very high — up to MMK 1,200 (USD 0.80) per unit. This...

Universal Health Coverage Day: Keeping the promise of health for all

December 12, 2019
Daw Mya Htay and her four children live in Nga Yant Daing, a remote rural village from the Ayeyarwady delta region. Famous for its fertile lands, this place was once known as the “rice bowl of Asia...

Quadrupling sales through reliable electricity access

December 12, 2019
Khin Cho Wint lives in a rural village in Myanmar with electricity access supplied through a decentralized mini-grid. She took an interest-free loan from Smart Power Myanmar’s Energy Impact Fund and...