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Natasha Sakolsky

executive director, pact institute
nsakolsky@pactworld.org

Linda Jirouskova

senior business development manager, pact institute
ljirouskova@pactworld.org

M.A. Miller

senior corporate engagement specialist, pact institute
mamiller@pactworld.org

Pact Institute, established in 1998, is a 509(a)(3) nonprofit subsidiary of Pact that focuses on programming funded by corporations, foundations, European and other non-US or UK government partners, guided by Pact’s mission of ending poverty and marginalization. Pact Institute, in partnership with the broader Pact organization, incubates new ideas and pursues innovative partnerships to generate diversified funds that create social, economic and environmental benefit for communities we serve around the globe. Pact Institute is governed by its own bylaws and is managed by its own Board of Directors.

Like the wider Pact organization, Pact Institute strives for a world where all people are heard, capable and vibrant, and where everyone owns their future. To that end, we embrace:

Systemic solutions – Pact and Pact Institute are leaders in creating systemic change because this is the best way to achieve thriving, resilient communities. 

The power of partnerships – We leverage dynamic partnerships among private, public and civil society entities, both at international and local levels, to produce measurable, positive impact.

Transformative models – The traditional model of development is not sufficient to end global poverty and marginalization, and development NGOs must change how they do business to achieve at-scale change. Pact Institute ensures that Pact is a flexible, adaptable organization that works by any means necessary to achieve our vision.

Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance, energy, development finance, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more.

With our partners, we…

  • Target root causes of poverty and marginalization.
  • Accelerate systemic solutions by bringing together diverse stakeholders – businesses, governments, investors, NGOs – to generate shared prosperity through market solutions that yield social good.
  • Use a range of tools and methodologies such as human-centered design and applied political economy analysis to deliver the most value to communities.
  • Leverage Pact’s deep local knowledge, expertise and data to deliver measurable results and promote evidence-based decision-making at all levels.
  • Address core business needs of corporations through the discovery and capture of mutually valuable opportunities.
  • Serve as an experienced and effective agent of positive social change balanced with responsible business practices.
  • Drive business value and social and financial return on investment.
  • Provide flexible mechanisms to pair Pact’s assets and knowledge with the power of the private sector, and to accommodate forward-looking, long-term investments.
  • Diversify Pact’s partnerships and funding to facilitate greater financial stability across the organization, build wider networks to develop new solutions to social challenges, and ultimately create greater impact.

Pact Institute has a long history of successfully partnering with non-ODA funders. Some of our partners and donors include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chevron, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Global Fund, The International Tin Association, The Rockefeller Foundation and UNICEF. 

Stories and Highlights

Veteran international development leader Carlos Carrazana joins Pact as interim CEO

September 4, 2019
Pact is pleased to announce that Carlos Carrazana, a highly respected leader in international development with more than 25 years of global management experience, has joined our team as interim CEO...

Pact mothers group becomes a leader in community development

August 5, 2019
Gwani East ward is a hard-to-reach area in of Gombe State, in northeast Nigeria. People there have long struggled with poverty and lacked potable water and access to quality health services. The...

WORTH's impact: A mother of 11 becomes a thriving business owner

August 1, 2019
Ummi Yusuf has 11 children. Together, she and her husband, who she married when she was 18, worked hard to support them. Things changed for their family when he became ill and eventually paralyzed....

In Nigeria, midwives come out of retirement to share life-saving skills

June 25, 2019
by Pact Nigeria Rhoda Ceshan Ayuba, 59, and Aliya Ahmed Adamu, 61, are retired midwives – each of them having worked for 35 years in government-owned health facilities in Nigeria. They had started to...

Saving lives in a low-resource setting: The big deal about the partograph

June 24, 2019
by Pact Nigeria Ask frontline healthcare workers across Gombe State about improvements in patient care, and nearly all of them, from doctors to nurses to midwives, will mention one thing – the...

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,...

World Bank and Pact launch first ‘state of the sector’ report for artisanal and small-scale mining

April 24, 2019
Over 40 million people globally work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) 10 million people living in 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are directly engaged in ASM Accurate, reliable data on...

Ahlin Yaung: Lighting a path to prosperity and development

December 6, 2018
U Kyaw Htay, a villager in Myanmar’s Myeik township, Tanintharyi Region, used to only do business when the sun was up. With his wife, he runs a small café shop that caters to his neighbors in Ashae...

Unmasking Stunting

August 15, 2018
Stunting is hidden tragedy that affects children's ability to learn and grow, as well as communities' future development. In Tanzania's Songwe Region, Pact is addressing root causes of stunting in...

In Nigeria, a state-level health COP shows the power of convening

July 3, 2018
Reducing diarrheal disease among children is a major goal of the global health community. Although it is both preventable and treatable, it is the second leading cause of death among children under 5...