Pact is a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in more than 30 countries to improve the lives of those who are poor and marginalized. We strive for a world where all people exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future.
Pact's mission is to build empowered communities, effective governments and responsible private institutions that give people an opportunity for a better life. We do this by strengthening the capacity of organizations and institutions to be good service providers, represent their stakeholders, network with others for learning and knowledge sharing, and advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. Interdependence, responsible stewardship, inclusion of vulnerable groups, and respect for local ownership and knowledge are core values across all of our programs.
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.
People are at the center of our values. We believe that effective stewardship leads to trust and that trust is the foundation for change. Our three core values are:
Local Solutions – Our success comes from solutions created with the people we serve.
Partnerships – Partnerships deepen our impact and promote empowerment.
Results – Our work must transform lives and make them measurably better. How that change occurs is as important as the change itself.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.