News and announcements

Rain is critical at the start of the planting season in the Lower Mekong Basin.
July 31, 2020

Monitoring the Mekong drought

As part of the Mekong Water Data Initiative (MWDI), the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP)  is continuing its long-standing collaboration with Eyes on Earth in a new effort to provide near real-time monitoring of climate conditions in the Mekong region. This collaboration begins...

June 2, 2020

Statement on racism and injustice

The recent police killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed and Breonna Taylor are weighing heavily on us all. We are filled with grief and concern as we reflect on these incidents and the racial injustice in American society that enables such actions against people of color.  Pact...

Men and women hard at work at a mine site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
May 15, 2020

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

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 organizations, the private sector and others to support artisanal mining communities and...

April 13, 2020

From data to knowledge: How Pact is working with Mekong partners to solve water policy problems

The Mekong River turned blue in the December-January dry season of 2019 and 2020. This postcard-pretty hue was not good news, however. The color change, from its regular muddy brown to a clear aquamarine, was the result of unusually low flows coupled with a lack of sediment in the water....

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March 18, 2020

Responding to Covid-19: Pact takes steps to ensure staff safety and continued operations

Pact is committed to delivering on our promises to those we serve around the world and to ensuring that our global staff are protected and healthy. With the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Pact has implemented a number of changes to ensure both staff safety and our ability to...

February 27, 2020

Caroline Anstey to lead Pact as new President and Chief Executive Officer

Today, Pact announced that its Board of Directors has selected international development leader Caroline Anstey as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the global organization. Anstey will join Pact on March 23, 2020. She comes to Pact from her role as Senior Advisor to...

February 13, 2020

Pact, U.S. Department of Labor announce new project in Colombian sugar and cut flower sectors

The only way that the surprise of flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day gets any sweeter is when they feel as good to give as they do to get. In a new $5 million, four-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Pact will empower women and girls working in the cut flower and...

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).


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