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.

>> Latest story: Harmonising school WASH in Tanzania

Home Grown School Feeding

The Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding Programme (PG-HGSF) is working to improve the livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa by connecting them with national school feeding programs in Ghana, Mali and Kenya.

>> Visit the PG-HGSF website

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.

>> Read SNV's corporate evaluations

SNV World

SNV works in 38 of the poorest countries worldwide. Our team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections. 

>> This month's country in focus: Cambodia

Junior Professionals Programme

SNV is investing in the next generation of development professionals through its innovative Junior Professionals Programme.

>> Visit our JP corner for field updates


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.

>> Visit the SNV REDD+ website

Latest news

During the first week of April, SNV’s 12 Junior Professionals, along with 4 Dutch Young Water Experts, gathered for five days in Nairobi to partake in the SNV Way residential learning programme to develop the skills and capacities needed to be an effective SNV advisor.
For SNV’s Functionality of Rural Water Supply Services programme in Cambodia, it is important to know why supplies aren't functioning before you can fix them. A recently-completed survey sheds light on the situation and paves the way for using evidence to guide smart development.
With funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), SNV Bangladesh and Khulna City Corporation (KCC) have launched a new pro-poor, market- based solutions project for faecal sludge management in Bangladesh.
This week SNV and the Dutch energy utility Eneco Energy Trading launched the first ever Programme of Activities (PoA) for Improved Cookstoves, which is set to posivitely impact 150,000 households in the Far West region of Nepal.
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About SNV

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 38 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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