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citizens participating in initiatives that resulted in positive state-society engagement in 2018

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

February 27, 2019
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...

Building inclusive democracy in Ukraine

February 11, 2019
In partnership with USAID and local NGOs, Pact is working to build inclusive democracy in Ukraine through the ENGAGE project. A key focus of ENGAGE is supporting marginalized groups, including people...

Much progress still to be made, but Belarus is opening up internally and externally, panel says

December 10, 2018
Although it is subtle, meaningful change is taking place in Belarus as the post-Soviet country becomes less isolated, moves closer to the West while balancing its ties with Russia, and opens widening...

Photo story: For a new Ukraine

November 29, 2018
With Pact's support, these activists and emerging civil society leaders are forging the democracy that Ukrainians demanded during the Revolution of Dignity.

After dogged advocacy by Pact partner, Ukraine greenlights High Anti-Corruption Court

October 19, 2018
After Ukraine’s 2014 revolution, the country’s new government had a lot on its plate: the occupation of Crimea, the building of a new state and much-needed reforms. One reform – judiciary reform –...

Building inclusivity in Ukraine: 'Who is on Beauty Today?'

October 1, 2018
Pact’s USAID ENGAGE project, which stands for Enhance Non-Governmental Actors and Grassroots Engagement, is helping to advance democratic reforms in Ukraine, build demand for fundamental European...

The ENGAGE project in Ukraine

July 18, 2018
USAID/ENGAGE is implemented by Pact in Ukraine with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This video was made possible by the generous support of the American...

With post-revolution civic education, a Pact partner helps build a democratic generation in Ukraine

June 1, 2018
By Yuliia Kurnyshova and Paul Shields Polina Verbytska is passionate about civic education. She has been working to improve it in Ukraine for much of her career and believes its importance can’t be...

The Sajhedari Bikaas project: Partnership for Local Development

May 31, 2018
A look at USAID's Sajhedari Bikaas project, which is implemented by Pact. This project is strengthening the relationship between citizens and local governments and improving transparency,...

Rebuilding Stronger: Putting Communities in Charge after Nepal’s Earthquakes

August 31, 2017
In 2012, Pact began implementing USAID’s Sajhedari Bikaas project in six southern districts of Nepal. The six-year effort is helping rural communities better direct their own, inclusive development,...

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