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James Grall

asia-eurasia regional director
jgrall@pactworld.org

Christine de Guzman

program manager
cdeguzman@pactworld.org

Over the past two decades, Vietnam has experienced tremendous economic and social change. Pact has worked to ensure that as the country develops, people who are challenged by poverty and marginalization are able to access the benefits.

Beginning in 2004, Pact worked to build the capacity of civil society organizations to reduce HIV infections in Vietnam with prevention, treatment and a supportive social and policy environment. 

In 2013, Pact introduced its award-winning WORTH program in Vietnam. WORTH helps women lift themselves and each other out of poverty with literacy training, community banking and microbusiness development, enabling members to become entrepreneurs, activists and effective leaders of change in their communities.

Today, through USAID Green Invest Asia, Pact is supporting developing countries in Asia, including Vietnam, to achieve sustainable landscape-related climate mitigation goals as submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The project is catalyzing private sector finance to upscale and drive investments in agriculture, forestry and other land use toward low emissions, yet profitable business models. 

Stories and Highlights

Fishers in the Mekong Delta depend on both aquaculture and capture fishery. Credit: David Bonnardeaux/Pact

New grants and fellowships aim to raise local voices from the Mekong region

August 26, 2021
It was a regular Wednesday morning in Bangkok. Pact’s Thailand staff, working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, kept an eye on the Zoom chat as the screen began to fill with faces. Participants...

Celebrating Southeast Asias forests and fields -- everyday

April 22, 2021
This story was originally published on USAID Green Invest Asia's website. See the original article here. By Christy Owen, Chief of Party
Participants at a three-day SIP training event in Viet Nam in September.

Water management capacity building in the year of Covid-19

January 25, 2021
When the first Covid-19 cases were reported, the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership team was still closing out its biggest annual event, the Mekong Research Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam. Almost...
Credit: Green Invest Asia

Private sector launches coconut industry's first sustainability charter

November 16, 2020
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, implemented by Pact, private sector leaders signed the coconut industry’s first global Sustainable...

Changing business as usual: How sustainable investment promotes sustainable land use

July 20, 2018
By Natcha Tulyasuwan, Sustainable Landscapes Finance Specialist, USAID Green Invest Asia & Jim Jarve, Strategic Advisor, USAID Green Invest Asia Summary Sustainable investments make good business...

Building resilient communities in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

August 24, 2017
In Vietnam's Mekong Delta region, women have the tools and resources they need to own their future because of a partnership between Pact and Experian. Learn more about our Mekong Vitality project.

For a dedicated mother in Vietnam, entrepreneurship is the key to success

January 5, 2017
After a Caesarean section, Pham Ngoc Yen’s savings was drained. With Pact's help, she's now saving for the future.

For a young woman, a better life through entrepreneurship

March 2, 2016
It isn’t hard to find her in the center of a crowded market in Long Phu commune, Tam Binh district, Vinh Long province. Everyone here knows To Thi Thu Thao, a young woman who always has a shining...

World leaders pledge support for responsible growth in Mekong region

August 17, 2015
At a meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative in Malaysia this month, leaders from six nations agreed that as the region transforms, short-term growth must not come at the expense of long-term...

Mekong groups agree on environmental agenda

May 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2015 Mekong Governments, Civil Society Reach Agreement on Environmental Impact Assessment Agenda HANOI, May 14, 2015 – In a ground-breaking agreement, government...