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May 2, 2018

Pact launches Energy for Prosperity, a global initiative to improve energy access in developing communities

Today, Pact announced the launch of a new global initiative called Energy for Prosperity (E4P) to improve energy access in low- and middle-income communities as part of the organization’s integrated approach to development. Globally, more than 1 billion people lack access to energy. For...

March 27, 2018

Pact to implement USAID project in Madagascar strengthening local governance of natural resources and environmental protection

Pact has received a new award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to build the enabling environment for effective community-based management and protection of biodiversity resources in Madagascar. The $23 million USD, five-year project dubbed ‘Hay Tao,’...

February 20, 2018

Shae Thot project prepares communities in rural Myanmar to lead the way forward

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) US$70-million Shae Thot – or The Way Forward – project, led by Pact, is ending in March having reduced maternal and child mortality, improved food security, increased access to safe water and advanced hygiene, and strengthened...

American Evaluation Association Conference 2017
November 7, 2017

Pact shares key learnings at American Evaluation Association Conference

Pact staff from around the world gather in Washington, D.C. this week to present on the breadth of our monitoring and evaluation work at the American Evaluation Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting. The conference, “From Learning to Action,” will explore four ways that the AEA community can...

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October 11, 2017

Foreign aid & development key to Tennessee's global economy

A lot has been written recently about the economic miracle taking place in Tennessee. Over the last three years, we have seen lower unemployment and higher growth compared to the national average. Jobs and revenues are up. This growth is part of a concerted effort by the state’s...

October 11, 2017

America gets back as much as it gives in foreign aid

How much of the United States federal budget goes to foreign aid? When the Kaiser Family Foundation asked that question in a 2015 poll, nearly a fifth of people couldn’t even venture to guess. Of those who answered, most said between 5 and 51 percent, and 10 percent of those thought we...

October 11, 2017

Pact expands fight against worst form of child labor in Africa

This week, Pact announced new activities to combat child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through support from Google. Under the expansion, Pact will grow its work in tin mines and cobalt mines in the region formerly known as Katanga, a mineral-rich but...

October 4, 2017

New USAID program to promote smart growth and investment in Asia

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a five-year regional program to promote private finance and investment in the agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU) sector to promote economic opportunity and reduce deforestation. USAID’s Regional...

September 19, 2017

Major push to end the hidden human toll and pollution behind smartphone and electric car batteries

Businesses, international organizations and NGOs have joined forces to end child labour, hazardous working conditions, pollution and the environmental damage behind the booming trade in batteries for smartphones, gadgets, electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems in...

Sustainable Development Goals matrix
September 17, 2017

Pact joins world leaders in New York to discuss achieving global goals

This week, Pact joins world leaders and development stakeholders in New York City during the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The week provides a backdrop for global conversations on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and progress toward a peaceful world...


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