SNV 1965 - 2015

We believe in working for change that lasts, bringing 50 years of expertise and commitment to help people pursue their own sustainable development.


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.

Latest news

SNV Lao PDR advisors share their experience at the 3rd International Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Conference in Hanoi.

80% of Cambodians work in rice paddies, yet earning a secure living from rice growing can be an impossible task for many smallholders, who barely grow enough to feed their own families.

What determines the success of inclusive value chain interventions? SNV and KIT have distilled the key elements for success from projects that achieved change with large-scale impact.
SNV's clean cookstoves programme is helping the Nepal government meet a goal of clean cooking for all by 2017.
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At SNV 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 many 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 millions of people living in poverty. Read more about our vision and mission.

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