The international development institution, Pact Institute has been working since 1998 to create lasting impact in the areas of health, livelihoods and natural resource management through capacity development, governance, business and markets in cooperation with local partners.
In the South East Asian country of Myanmar, nearly 75% of the population has no electricity. Rural people are particularly affected with only about 14% of them having electricity. This energy poverty greatly constrains development opportunities for tens of millions of rural citizens.
In Myanmar, Pact has established a revolving fund to finance sustainable energy and lighting solutions. The goal is to reach one million people living in Myanmar’s Central Dry Zone by 2020. Currently, over 100,000 people have gained access to clean electricity with off-grid photovoltaic systems provided by Pact.