Our Integrated Approach

Our Integrated Approach


The causes of poverty and marginalization are complex. Using an integrated, systemic approach, we address root problems to measurably transform lives for lasting success.


We combine interventions in the following areas, with a focus on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives:


In communities around the world, Pact is giving people better access to vital health and social services — from HIV and AIDS care and prevention to protections for vulnerable children — and ensuring local institutions and systems can sustain improvements long after Pact is gone.  Learn More


Pact helps people with limited livelihood choices earn a dignified living and be income-secure. Often tightly linked to our efforts in health, natural resource management, governance, and markets, our livelihoods work gives those who are poor the tools, knowledge, and access to credit to enable them to truly own their future.  Learn More

Natural Resource Management

Pact works with local organizations and governments to help communities sustainably benefit from the natural resources around them, from forests and water to cropland and mineral deposits. We work to forge effective systems for natural resource management and build responsible nature-based enterprises. Learn More

Capacity Development

We believe that local organizations are best suited to solve local problems – and that making them stronger is the best way to create meaningful, lasting impact beyond our presence. Our capacity development model works from assessment to training and mentorship to track improvement. Learn More


Pact enables people to exercise their voice by fostering national, regional, and local governance that’s inclusive, transparent, and accountable. Our efforts to create environments that enable people to exercise their voice and take ownership of their future cut across all the work we do. Learn More

Business and Markets

Pact strengthens local economies by assessing markets and transforming them into a force for development. Working with civil society organizations, government, and other stakeholders, we foster markets that are based on safe, non-exploitative practices and the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly in the mining and forestry sectors. Learn More

Integration at Work

The challenge of electrifying Myanmar's households

Myanmar’s elected leadership has committed to achieving universal electrification by 2030. But before this can happen, two crucial questions need to be answered. First, what exactly is the size of the challenge at hand? Second,...

‘If people cannot eat, we will never succeed’: How integrated development is saving Liberia’s forests

Nearly every morning in the yard beside her small thatched mud house, Yorh Brown starts a low-burning fire. She blends ingredients over just the right heat, then pours the thick mixture into a wide, shallow cooling pan.
As her...

‘I never had this idea before’: In Liberia, using entrepreneurship to improve lives & forests

It’s not even noon and already Patricia Wantoe has sold most of the cooking oil she brought to her village’s small market.
In the stalls next to hers, other sellers are offering okra, peppers, spices and soap, but it’s Wantoe’s...


Men and women hard at work at a mine site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

To stem child labor in mining, it takes a village

August 30, 2018
When was the last time you thought about the minerals inside your cell phone or laptop? Where did they come from? Who mined them?

‘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...

After tragedy, treatment and hope for an HIV-positive mother in Tanzania

May 9, 2017
Bi Mariam Masasi Willison had prepared to be a mom. Then she learned she was HIV-positive.

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