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...


A Tanzania girl participates in a kids club as part of Pact's Pamoja Tuwalee project.

Pact, USAID partner to improve the lives of Tanzania’s vulnerable children

October 24, 2016
Pact recently received a new award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to transform the lives of vulnerable Tanzanian children and young people, particularly those affected by...

For Myanmar’s rural poor, integrated development plants seeds of change

October 17, 2016
Pact is using integrated development to build food security, resilience and local capacity in Myanmar.

In rural Nepal, Pact is using integrated development to break poverty's grip

September 29, 2016
The Sajhedari Bikaas project is solving longstanding development challenges in one of the poorest parts of the world by combining interventions that tackle governance problems, economic insecurity,...

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