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Contacts

Natig Alasgarov

acting country director
nalasgarov@pactworld.org

Chris Feddersen

program officer
cfeddersen@pactworld.org

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

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...

Empowering women entrepreneurs in rural communities: Kayin State, Myanmar

June 11, 2019
With funding from USAID, Pact's Advancing Community Empowerment project, or ACE, is using a range of solutions to help communities in Southeastern Myanmar to lead their own development. One of those...

New market analysis shows high potential for sustainable, successful mini-grid solutions for electrifying Myanmar

June 3, 2019
As part of ongoing efforts to bring electricity to every household and business in Myanmar, Smart Power Myanmar, a national platform with a mandate to advance a modern energy ecosystem in country,...

IDAHOT: Let’s celebrate diversity

May 17, 2019
Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), a day marked around the world to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay...

World Health Day: Saving lives with critical health services in southeastern Myanmar

April 8, 2019
To mark World Health Day, which is celebrated April 7, Pact Myanmar is proudly highlighting how Taw Nor Teaching Hospital, one of eight Critical Services Grants (CSG) issued under the USAID-funded...