SNV's programmes 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.


SNV works in 39 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.


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.

Latest news

The Inclusive Business Accelerator is a partnership between BoPInc, SNV and VC4Africa, which facilitates the acceleration of impactful entrepreneurship in Base of the Pyramid markets.
Public-private partnerships are increasingly important as less direct-funding occurs. At the same time businesses see opportunities to join with organisations such as SNV Kenya to make a difference.
It’s exactly one year since the first full commune in Cambodia was declared open defecation free, a major milestone for SNV’s drive to improve water, sanitation and hygiene.
SNV Uganda launches a marketing campaign to raise community awareness for clean energy products and improve the lives of over 200,000 people.
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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 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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