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    Integration is the future, and we must get there together

    Integrated development is among the biggest buzzwords in international development today. NGOs use it. Government funders and foundations use it. Industry media use it. Pact uses it, too,...

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    The capacity to make a difference in Tanzania

    In the remote northwest corner of Tanzania, you feel like you can disappear. Bumpy roads with ruts that could swallow a man. Fields of banana trees that block out the sun. Roads that...

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    In Myanmar, women pay it forward

    When women do better, entire communities do better. That’s how Pact interprets this year’s theme for International Women’s Day – Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. It’s also...

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    The next level of shared measurement

    It isn’t enough to transform lives for the better. We seek to make them measurably better. Pact’s commitment to learning and using a metrics- and data-based approach to development is...

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    The power of partnership

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow for the millions of poor and marginalized around the world. But we know that we can’t fulfill that promise alone. We rely on...

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    A sexy tool that works

    In international development, we are often looking for the next innovative thing—a fancy tool or innovative way of working. Mobile technology is one of these “innovations” in...

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    Breaking mining myths in Rwanda

    In countries around the world, the extraction of minerals plays a vital role in supporting local communities and individuals. Mineral resources are finite and non-renewable, but mining can...

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    Data quality management: a vital foundation for robust monitoring and evaluation

    Data quality is a cornerstone of accountability in program reporting. Although we are often focused on reporting in the international development sector, ensuring the quality of the data...

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    Difficult places

    Pact works in some of the most difficult places in the world. I’ve heard that statement many times since joining Pact six months ago. This week, I experienced it firsthand. Amidst the...

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    Why politics matters in development

    “Politics” is often treated as a dirty word in development. But, Pact believes that we can achieve more lasting project outcomes by learning to think and work "politically smart way that...

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