Pact: Building Local Promise digital press kit

A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in more than 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create thriving, resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, artisanal and small-scale mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Fast facts

  • Pact is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1971.
  • We are headquartered in Washington, DC.
  • Worldwide, Pact employs more than 5,000 staff, most of them local nationals working in their own communities.
  • Pact works in 40 countries worldwide, with offices is over 20 countries.

Our history

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What's your promise?

Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow for millions of people challenged by poverty and marginalization. Find out what that promise means in the video below.

Where we work

In our nearly 50-year history, Pact has worked in more than 60 countries. Today, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Learn more about our work in each country.

Pact is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in more than 20 of the 40 countries where we work.
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Media contacts

Molly Derrick, Director of Integrated Communications, mderrick@pactworld.org, 1-202-466-5666