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citizens participating in initiatives that resulted in positive state-society engagement in 2019

The Kiev skyline in Ukraine, where Pact and its partners have worked for nearly a decade to build democracy and government accountability. (Photo: Brian Clark/Pact)

‘We’re Still Open:’ Balancing government transparency and accountability with effective crisis response

July 2, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought new meaning to the phrase "all politics is local." Though the virus does not discriminate, affecting 188 countries as of writing, its severity can depend on how...

Building trust and collaboration in southeastern Myanmar

February 19, 2020
To commemorate World Social Day of Justice observed on February 20, the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project supported by USAID is showcasing how ACE is helping to build trust and...

With Pact’s support, Ethiopia Ministry of Peace launches new conflict early warning and rapid response system

October 2, 2019
Fueled by poverty and tension among the country’s ethnic groups, conflict has long beset Ethiopia. International and Ethiopian partners have worked with the government as Africa’s second most...

ENGAGE: Building democracy from the ground up

June 12, 2019
In partnership with USAID, Pact launched the ENGAGE project in Ukraine in 2016. The five-year effort is working to advance democratic reforms across the country, build demand for fundamental European...

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...

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