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The Kiev skyline in Ukraine, where Pact and its partners have worked for nearly a decade to build democracy and government accountability. (Photo: Brian Clark/Pact)

‘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...
Bandung Wangi, an Indonesian organization that provides HIV services for current and former sex workers, has strengthened its capacity with Pact's support. This photo was taken just before the start of the Covid pandemic. (Photo: Brian Clark/Pact)

An important tool for responding to Covid-19 around the world? Local capacity.

June 29, 2020
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold around the world, it has underlined the crucial importance of local capacity, and specifically organizational resilience. After all, it is local systems...
An artisanal miner works in Zimbabwe. (Photo: Maggie Dougherty/Pact)

As Covid-19 underscores the vulnerability of artisanal miners, Pact and partners gather data for solutions

June 26, 2020
There is no question that Covid-19 is taking a significant economic toll across the developing world. The pandemic is now expected to push 71 million additional people into extreme poverty (those...
Hackathon participants gather virtually.

Pact brings together 18 countries to ‘hack’ Covid-19 solutions

June 12, 2020
A comprehensive program that turns urban women coffee vendors in Ethiopia into hubs for spreading accurate messages about Covid-19. A gamified app that offers Covid information, referrals and support...
Somos Tesoro hosts a Facebook Live event for youth. (Photo: Pact)

During Covid-19, Pact and partners continue the fight against child mining in Colombia

June 10, 2020
At home, Alejandro, a 15-year-old boy in rural Colombia, has access to only one smart phone: his father’s. After Covid-19 began, Alejandro’s school closed and teachers began holding classes online...

Balancing crisis response with sustainable impact: Seven questions to ensure learning, ethics and accountability amid Covid-19

June 5, 2020
Crises bring many things to light: how prepared you are to respond and adapt quickly, how you apply lessons from past experiences while adopting new practices, how you manage uncertainty and more....
Mangroves in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, where Pact and USAID Green Invest Asia are helping timber producers to diversify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Yohann Formont/GIA)

Building a better post-Covid-19 world with the private sector

June 4, 2020
Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings issued, most governments, civil society, research institutions...
Men and women hard at work at a mine site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pact joins call for immediate action for artisanal mining communities during Covid-19 crisis

May 15, 2020
This week, Pact joined more than 70 civil society organizations and community-based associations in calling for immediate and concerted action from governments, financing institutions, international...

Across Africa and beyond, HIV programs for orphans and vulnerable children provide a critical opportunity to respond to Covid-19

May 12, 2020
Imagine that a dangerous, highly contagious virus is spreading around the world, and you are tasked with helping communities challenged by poverty and marginalization to protect themselves. Imagine...

Amid Covid-19, economic resilience and poverty alleviation are more important than ever

May 8, 2020
Pact has been working to alleviate poverty for almost five decades. During this time, the world has seen significant progress. Over the past 40 years, the percentage of people living in extreme...

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