citizens participating in initiatives that resulted in positive state-society engagement in 2020

Members of a mining family in Boyacá, Colombia.

'Somos Tesoro' initiative launched in Colombia

May 2, 2014
This week, Pact launched a $9 million initiative to fight child labor in mines in Colombia. With funding from the U.S. Department of Labor and the support three local partners, “Somos Tesoro” —...

Pact Pioneers Mobile Technology in Western Nepal

February 4, 2014
Collecting data just got simpler in rural areas of Nepal. Pact recently completed a survey of 7,500 rural residents using mobile data collection software and equipment to record responses to...

Polling Memo: Human Rights in Belarus

December 20, 2013
This memo presents key results of a public opinion poll on Belarusians’ perception of human rights, commissioned by Belarus Helsinki Committee (BHC) and implemented by SATIO. Pact provided technical...

Helping marginalized groups raise their collective voice in Cambodia

November 7, 2013
A decade ago, the Bungong people, a forest-dependent tribe in eastern Cambodia, lived in relative isolation. Few roads cut through the hilly terrain near the Vietnamese border that they called home....

A first look at access to justice in South Sudan

October 29, 2013
For the first time, Pact and the South Sudan Law Society were able to provide a clear, in-depth picture of access to justice in South Sudan.

U.S. Department of Labor, Pact to combat child labor, promote mine safety in Colombia

October 1, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Pact will carry out a four-year, $9 million project to combat child labor in Colombia while also improving mine safety for adults.

South Sudan's independence: two years later

July 9, 2013
Today, South Sudanese around the world celebrate another day of their independence after decades of war and struggle.

Sajhadari Bikaas – Partnership for Development

June 24, 2013
On June 14, I visited a Mobile Service Camp inKohalpur located outside of Nepalgunj, in the Western Terai near the Indian border, where Pact has its main office in Nepal.