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September 4, 2019

Veteran international development leader Carlos Carrazana joins Pact as interim CEO

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.   Most recently, Carrazana served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice...

August 26, 2019

Pact provides investment in Tala to increase access to financial services for underserved groups

Pact, an international NGO, has closed a subordinated debt investment in Tala, a global fintech. This investment will support Tala’s lending efforts in Kenya, one of several countries where they provide rapid, flexible, small loans to first-time borrowers. Pact selected Tala for its...

July 26, 2019

New Pact-USAID project in DRC will stem child labor, violence and other illegal activity at mine sites

Pact has received a new award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help counter illegal activities including child labor, violence and other human abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

July 17, 2019

Pact welcomes new CFO Samantha Barbee

Pact is excited to announce the addition of a new Chief Financial Officer, Samantha Barbee, to its Washington, D.C., office. Barbee brings to Pact significant experience in both finance and operations. She has spent nearly 20 years in senior leadership positions, both as a chief financial...

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June 25, 2019

Pact-led consortium, USAID partner to reach HIV/AIDS epidemic control in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Pact and a consortium of leading global HIV/AIDS partners a five-year, $195 million grant, Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE). ACHIEVE will focus on priority PEPFAR...

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June 5, 2019

Pact invests in LeapFrog fund to broaden access to healthcare and financial services for emerging consumers

Pact, an international NGO, has completed an investment as a limited partner in LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III—the only NGO to invest in the Fund. LeapFrog Investments is a global private equity firm focused on impact investing, using its “Profit with Purpose” investment strategy to...

April 24, 2019

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

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 artisanal and small-scale mining is an essential first step to understanding the sector,...

March 15, 2019

Pact joins Alliance 8.7, further committing to ending child labor

Pact is proud to announce its membership in Alliance 8.7, an inclusive global partnership committed to achieving Target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, a target of Goal 8 – decent work and economic growth – focused on the eradication of child labor and modern slavery.

February 27, 2019

Pact launches new USAID program to strengthen access to justice and legal aid provision in Somaliland

Today, a new expanding access to justice program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was launched, in a ceremony observed by the Somaliland Minister of Justice, H.E. Abdiqani Mahmoud Ateye.

February 26, 2019

'Kozo Girls' advances to final round of CARE Scale X Design Accelerator competition

Kozo Girls, a Pact-supported social enterprise run by young Zambian women, was chosen as a finalist in CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator competition. Competing against 13 other projects from around the world, they were one of two groups chosen Feb. 25 from their cohort to compete in the...

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