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News and announcements
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...

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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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August 30, 2017

Pact and Microsoft expand fight against child labor in Congo mining

On Wednesday, Pact and Microsoft Corp. announced an expanded partnership to address child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Microsoft has made a new, three-year financial commitment to support Pact’s work to address child labor in mining, and will build on the...

April 4, 2017

Pact e-magazine highlights progress for children affected by HIV

Today, Pact released the newest issue of All In, the global e-magazine on the integrated approach to international development. This latest edition explores the progress of integrated efforts to address children’s vulnerability because of HIV and AIDS in Africa. The publication highlights...

March 6, 2017

Pact names new chief financial officer

Pact has appointed Bruce Pankey as its chief financial officer. Pankey begins in his new role today. “Bruce brings impressive technical and leadership skills, and on top of that, he is an excellent match with Pact's culture and values," said Mark Viso, Pact's president and CEO. "As we...

February 8, 2017

Pact's Ahlin Yaung brings clean, reliable energy to 100,000+ in rural Myanmar

Since March 2015, with financial support from Chevron, Shell and ABB, Pact has worked to improve access to renewable energy for families in Myanmar’s Dry Zone region. In response to energy challenges facing low-income families, Pact developed its flagship renewable energy program, the...

January 27, 2017

Christian Loucq appointed Pact chief operating officer

Christian Loucq, M.D., who joined Pact nearly two years ago as its officer in charge of global engagement and strategy, has been appointed the international NGO’s chief operating officer. Pact president and CEO Mark Viso made the announcement today to Pact staff in more than 30 countries.

January 3, 2017

Pact Ventures appoints new president

Pact has appointed veteran impact investment fund manager Miguel Granier to lead Pact Ventures, a Pact business unit serving communities across the world through impact investing and social enterprise development. Granier brings more than 13 years of experience in social enterprise. He...


For the media
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development, specializing in the areas of health, livelihoods and national resource management. Our uniquely integrated approach, always adapted to local needs, is transforming lives in each of the nearly 40 countries where we work.
We welcome inquiries from the media. In addition to our in-country development specialists who can speak knowledgeably about local conditions, Pact employs a range of international development experts in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more.
Media contact:
Molly Derrick


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