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.

Project in Focus

Opportunities for Youth Employment - OYE

This five-year project implemented in Tanzania, Mozambique and Rwanda is aimed at improving the livelihoods and prospects of 20,500 rural, out-of-school youth, by providing them with skills training in the value chains of Agriculture and Renewable Energy. 

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 World

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. 

Junior Professionals Programme

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


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

SNV’s Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) team has launched a new site:
Vietnam is the first country in the world to use result-based finance with biogas masons who install digesters on farms to turn animal waste into a valuable product for homes and farm fields.
SNV Uganda's School WASH team launch a pupil mentoring manual to bridge the gap caused by high enrolment.
It takes more than magic words to open a market to Prince Tahini, the Middle East's largest tahini maker. Ethiopia's Selam farmers co-op worked hard to prepare—from farm fields to ocean containers, and all the customer contacts and certificates in-between.
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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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