‘We’re Still Open:’ Balancing government transparency and accountability with effective crisis response
July 2, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought new meaning to the phrase "all politics is local." Though the virus does not discriminate, affecting 188 countries as of writing, its severity can depend on how...
May 31, 2018
A look at USAID's Sajhedari Bikaas project, which is implemented by Pact. This project is strengthening the relationship between citizens and local governments and improving transparency,...
November 2, 2017
Through a Pact-U.S. Forest Service partnership, Nepali engineers gain critical skills for building sustainable roads in unforgiving conditions.
August 31, 2017
In 2012, Pact began implementing USAID’s Sajhedari Bikaas project in six southern districts of Nepal. The six-year effort is helping rural communities better direct their own, inclusive development,...
June 29, 2017
Kids are short, right? And they need water, just like grown-ups. So why are most water taps in Nepal built far above children’s reach?
September 29, 2016
The Sajhedari Bikaas project is solving longstanding development challenges in one of the poorest parts of the world by combining interventions that tackle governance problems, economic insecurity,...
July 14, 2016
Two decades after its founding, in a testament to the WORTH model’s sustainability, the Jyoti WORTH group in rural Nepal is still together, even though it’s been years since Pact’s assistance ended.
May 25, 2016
Ask Laxmi Rokaya what she dreams of for her country, and the 19-year-old’s answer is modest. More opportunities for youth. The chance to go to school. Jobs. “Many young people here are unemployed,”...