We believe that by sharing our specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, we can contribute to solving some of the most urgent development challenges facing the world today.
Our team of over 1000 professionals work in 36 countries worldwide, helping to empower local people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own sustainable development. By focusing on three key roles, in combination with our local presence, we guarantee maxiumum effectiveness, scale and sustainability of our work. These three roles are:
We recognise that sustained poverty reduction requires people living in poverty to both contribute to and benefit from growth while having access to quality basic services. With this in mind, our work focuses on enabling the four factors we have learnt are essential for successful development - inclusion, local ownership, contextualised solutions, and systemic change.
SNV aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of approximately 40 million people living in poverty over the period 2011-2015