News and announcements

February 5, 2015

Pact appoints Alik Hinckson new CFO

Alik Hinckson joins Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and management services. As the chief financial officer, Hinckson will provide strategic direction and operational oversight of Pact’s financial...

December 5, 2014

Mekong government, civil society support strong EIAs

Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in Bangkok, Thailand.

October 21, 2014

Pact convenes stakeholders to discuss alternative development model

Pact and representatives from nongovernmental organizations, foundations and consulting firms gather in Washington, D.C. today to establish a framework for Locus, a landmark initiative dedicated to finding new solutions to old development challenges by focusing on local solutions and an...

October 16, 2014

Pact at the American Evaluation Association conference

This week Pact staff from around the world present on the breadth of our monitoring and evaluation work at the American Evaluation Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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October 14, 2014

Pact and Ooredoo partner to provide mobile clinic services

Ooredoo and Pact Myanmar have signed an agreement to provide vital mobile health clinic services in Central Myanmar. The services will include two mobile clinics which will support 143 villages, improving access to basic health and nutrition services for over 75,000 people.  

October 1, 2014

Graham Wood appointed Pact chief global program officer

Graham Wood, who first served Pact as country director of Sudan and later as vice president of Africa programs then worldwide program advancement, has been named the international NGO’s first chief global program officer. Pact president and CEO Mark Viso made the announcement today to...

September 22, 2014

Pact, partners unite at 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Today, Pact and its partners, Chevron and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundation, announced a $7 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to empower 66,800 women in six regions across Myanmar through financial inclusion, health and mobile technology support. The commitment...

August 14, 2014

InsideNGO recognizes Pact’s Leonard Williams, Mark Miebach

Two executives at Pact’s Washington, D.C., headquarters were lauded at InsideNGO’s annual conference recently for their work implementing Cost Accounting Standards throughout Pact’s worldwide offices, developing a grants-management community of practice and transforming a lackluster...

July 25, 2014

Improved mining practices betters lives and incomes of local artisanal miners

Four years after the introduction of new rules for the regulation of tin, tantalum, and tungsten mineral supply chains from Central Africa, nearly 700 mines in the Great Lakes Region of Africa are actively participating in an international mechanism designed to meet the due diligence and...

June 4, 2014

UNDP transfers microfinance funds, assets to Pact

In 1997 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began the “Sustainable Microfinance to Improve the Livelihoods of the Poor” – the pioneer microfinance project in Myanmar. After 17 years of successful implementation, today UNDP marked the end of the first chapter of this nationwide...


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