SNV's programmes across Asia, Africa and Latin America are aimed at improving the livelihoods and prospects of the poor.

Smart Development Stories

Every day around the world, from Niger to Nepal and Colombia to Cambodia, SNV advisors are making a real difference in the lives of the people who need it most.

Read their stories here.

Corporate Evaluations

Each year external, independent corporate evaluations are carried out on either a programme, a (sub)sector or a SNV policy or strategic theme with the goal of improving our policies, approaches and models.


Global climate change is the predominant challenge facing us today. SNV's work in REDD+  is helping communities face this challenge - linking climate action to poverty reduction.

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SNV’s innovative Inclusive Business approach is working with 5,000 small holder farmers and their families to bring quality Nicaraguan coffee and cacao to new markets,earning them a better price for their product.
Ultimately, the government of Indonesia aims to reduce its emissions by 26% below business as usual by 2020, and by 41% with international support.
Enhancing Dairy Growth in Ethiopia is undertaking productivity and quality boosting interventions for smallholder dairy farmers.
Netherlands based private, governmental, development and finance partners are aligned in their contribution to the ambitious goals of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC).
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At SNV Netherlands Development Organisation we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development.

Starting out in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we now work in 39 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our global team of advisors use their specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today.

SNV aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of 15 million people living in poverty over the period 2013-2015. Read more about our Vision and Mission.

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