Governance

Governance

Pact gives voice to those without by fostering national, regional and local governance that’s inclusive, transparent and accountable – making them heard. Our efforts cut across all the work we do.

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

Inclusive, transparent and accountable governance is essential to people’s ability to own their future. Pact fosters such governance systems by empowering citizens and communities to speak their truth to power and by enabling government institutions to respond to citizens’ needs, deliver quality services and effectively manage public resources.

Pact helps people who may lack resources, information or influence to exercise their voice through education, networking, coalition-building and advocacy. Our tools and strategies connect people with public servants, enable them to track their activity and efficiency, and give communities a say in policymaking and priorities.

Pact’s emphasis on partnership cultivates grassroots support for reform by encouraging cooperation among governments, communities, civil society and business. 

Unless citizens take an active role in their own governance, adminstrations become out-of-touch and nonresponsive or, worse, wasteful and corrupt.

Our Governance Work in Action

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...