In 2013, Pact had a vision for changing the way development worked on a fundamental level. We believed that integrated, local solutions were how we could help achieve transformation in people's lives.
But Pact alone couldn’t shift the tide toward integrated, local solutions. We needed partners willing to speak with one voice.
That’s when an idea sparked. If we could convene like-minded organizations, together we could gather evidence to support integrated programming and change the way development programs are funded, designed and evaluated.
After more than 50 conversations with implementing organizations, foundations, donors and others, Pact convened the first official meeting of Locus in 2014.