A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We strive for a world where all people are heard, capable and vibrant.


communities challenged by poverty and marginalization.


a world where everyone owns their future.


systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses and government.


Our Goal

Thriving, resilient communities where those we serve are...


People are aware of and express their needs and rights in a receptive system.


People have skills and resources and apply them in an enabling environment.


People are healthy and communities are economically prosperous.


Pact works in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Click on a country to learn more.

Pact is a recognized leader in integrated development. Our integrated approach combines interventions in purposeful ways to address development challenges holistically, always tailored to local needs. And we focus on systemic change to build an environment for sustainable success.

Our Organizations and Subsidiaries

Pact UK

Pact UK functions as an integral part of Pact in full support of our mission and values. Pact UK’s purpose is to provide high quality direction, support and advisory services to our Country Offices and the wider organization in relation to accessing UK and European funding, growing our portfolio and therefore our influence over policy, and building productive partnerships and contributing talent, knowledge and expertise toward Pact’s overall excellence and competitiveness. Learn more here.

Pact Ventures

Pact Ventures is Pact’s impact investing unit. Recognizing that the classic development model alone is insufficient to solve social challenges, Pact Ventures approaches development through the lens of creative financing vehicles and market-based incentives. Pact Ventures focuses on strategic investments, new ventures and strategic partnerships. Learn more here.

Pact Institute

Pact Institute, established in 1998, is a 509(a)(3) nonprofit subsidiary of Pact that focuses on programming funded by corporations, foundations, European and other non-US government partners, guided by Pact’s mission of ending poverty and marginalization. Pact Institute, in partnership with the broader Pact organization, incubates new ideas and pursues innovative partnerships to generate diversified funds that create social, economic, and environmental benefit for communities we serve around the globe. Learn more here.