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 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. We empower people by building their ability to

do three things: to live a healthy life, to earn a dignified living, and to benefit from the

sustainable use and management of the natural resources around them.  We do this in three

main ways: by strengthening the capacity of local organizations and institutions, by forging

effective governance systems and by transforming markets into a force for development.

We believe the only way to achieve lasting, transformational change is with local solutions - created in partnership with the people we serve.  We believe in an integrated approach that tackles poverty from all angles, and we believe that our progress must be measurable.

Every year, we keep our promise to millions of people. In 2016, 2.5 million people gained access to improved health and social services because of Pact’s work. Nearly 1.2 million enjoyed increased income and savings. More than 286,000 benefited from better natural resource management.  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. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future.

For more than a decade, Pact has been promoting democracy and improving health in Nigeria, a complex country that is home to more people than any other African nation. With funding partners that include Chevron and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pact is using local solutions and building the capacity of Nigerian organizations to create lasting impact.


Starting in Nigeria with the USAID ADVANCE project in 2005, we’ve forged partnerships between government and civil society, resulting in the passage of four significant national bills to fight corruption, including the landmark Freedom of Information Act in 2011. 

Our current work in Nigeria focuses on improving maternal, newborn and child health and stopping the spread of HIV.

Pact and its partners are making sure that mothers and children receive timely, effective health services. Our work is addressing Nigeria’s high child mortality rate by reducing cases of diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, which together are responsible for more than half of the country’s child deaths. Working with the government, community-based organizations and the private sector, Pact has sustainably increased medicine supplies and boosted early care-seeking in rural communities. 

We’re also reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in northeast Nigeria by building the capacity of local organizations and agencies to address the problem.

In Bayelsa state, Pact and its local partners are reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission by increasing HIV awareness and testing and training Nigerian health workers.

Between 2005 and 2015, Pact provided health education to nearly 350,000 Nigerians, built the capacity of more than 120 local organizations, and trained more than 31,000 people, including health workers, local government staff and staff of community and civil society organizations.

Development Sector Stakeholders Panel Discussion Organized by Pact Nigeria :

A public discussion forum organized by Pact Nigeria: Aimed at exploring emerging and pertinent development sector needs and Donor trends in Nigeria, Innovative approaches in the development sector & Fostering public, bilateral and private sector partnerships in the Nigerian development sector.