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partner organizations that improved their performance in 2018

Capacity development not training: Context, partnership and data for effective capacity development

April 24, 2019
Capacity development in the aid industry is complex. Pact's capacity development team is using its approach to build and improve systems to maintain solutions.

Research article: The Organizational Performance Index: A new method for measuring international civil society capacity development outcomes

January 11, 2019
This Performance Improvement Quarterly journal article explores Pact's OPI.

In Nigeria, a state-level health COP shows the power of convening

July 3, 2018
Reducing diarrheal disease among children is a major goal of the global health community. Although it is both preventable and treatable, it is the second leading cause of death among children under 5...

Welcome to the world, Government Performance Index!

April 3, 2018
For years, Pact’s Organizational Performance Index, or OPI, has been helping local organizations to measure their capacity, understand their weaknesses and systematically improve them to become the...

Through capacity development, a once-small Ukrainian NGO leads in HIV services

January 30, 2018
Although Olena Ovsyannikova was the head of a well-established HIV services NGO, she’d never heard of the concept of organizational development before.

‘Everything is different now’: With integrated development, Myanmar communities transform

January 23, 2018
The Shae Thot project has addressed villages’ most pressing needs, including health, food security and livelihoods. But its unique, integrated model – one focused on making systemic change and...

The FISH project in Malawi

December 19, 2017
The fish in lakes Chilwa, Chiuta, Malombe, and Malawi are a precious natural resource and the pride of Malawi. The Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats (FISH) project is a 5-year, USAID-...

In Nepal, learning from mistakes means lasting roads, less environmental impact

November 2, 2017
Through a Pact-U.S. Forest Service partnership, Nepali engineers gain critical skills for building sustainable roads in unforgiving conditions.

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,...

After earthquakes in Nepal, rebuilding better

June 19, 2017
With a unique model that puts post-disaster communities in charge of their own recovery, Nepalis are building much more than water systems.

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