Myanmar

Myanmar

As one of the longest-serving international NGOs in the country, Pact has been helping people in Myanmar to improve their lives since 1997. We use locally developed and owned solutions and work closely with communities. Learn more below.

With partners that have included USAID, UNDP, The Rockefeller Foundation, Coca-Cola 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 in Myanmar has covered a broad spectrum of interventions, including health, livelihoods, local governance, civil society strengthening and renewable energy.

To achieve transformative social impact, we have combined community education with grassroots governance through Village Development Committees and financial sustainability through Village Development Funds. This unique, community-led approach promoted inclusive and participatory village decision-making, supported transparent and accountable community development, and mentored organizations to develop their institutional capacity. The impact has continued long after our role ended. 

Through the recent Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar project, supported by USAID, Pact worked with communities to bolster their ownership, capacity and action to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. The effort broadened participation for more inclusive decision-making and strengthen mechanisms for more responsive and accountable local governance. 

Today, through Smart Power Myanmar, Pact is helping to accelerate access to reliable, affordable 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 with electrification.

PRIMARY OFFICE

Yangon, 
Myanmar

COUNTRY STATS

Myanmar
  • POPULATION

    55 million

  • GEOGRAPHIC SIZE

    652,670 km2

  • YEAR PACT STARTED WORK

    1997

  • PEOPLE SERVED

    1,431,552 (in 2022)