Vietnam Biogas Programme won three international awards

The Programme started in 2003 with an aim to build a commercially viable domestic biogas sector throughout Vietnam. It won three international awards - Energy Globe Award 2006, Ashden Award 2010 and Humanitarian Award 2012 - for outstanding socio-economic and environmental impacts. Find out more

Our Localisation Path

SNV Vietnam is realising its localisation strategy by delivering advisory services through local partners; promoting national leadership; and developing key capacities required for social enterprises to scale up and attract investment and improve the building capacity development service market at a local level.

Sustainable Inclusive Agriculture

SNV Vietnam's agriculture programme has been focusing on the development of the agricultural value chains, including tea, spices, cassava, acacia, and most recently rice, aquaculture, and coffee.

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)

SNV believes that the success of any REDD+ scheme will ultimately depend on how effectively it is designed and introduced. We have identified six areas for intervention necessary to make REDD+ work, while supporting the poor and enhancing biodiversity. Find out more

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

SNV Vietnam's WASH programme started in 2009 and has been focusing on rural sanitation, functionality, and recently on small town sanitation.

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Today is World Toilet Day. But what does your toilet mean to you?

Hanoi - Today, the Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF) is officially closed.

The twin celebration of SNV's 20 years with Vietnam and 50 years with the world was held successfully in Hanoi, in the presence of the SNV's CEO Allert van den Ham.

With sanitation-related illnesses killing more than 1.5 million children under five every year, handwashing with soap can make a big difference.
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Vietnam is one of the fastest developing countries in the world, experiencing continuous GDP growth of 6-8% per year. With its rapid economic expansion and a population of more than 90 million, Vietnam is becoming an increasingly important market, as well as gaining importance as a producer in its own right, especially in the garment, rice, pepper and tea industries. Lured by Vietnam’s stunning scenery, vibrant culture and rich heritage, tourists are currently flooding to the country in unprecedented numbers, while foreign investors flock to mark their stake in the country’s burgeoning economy.

Over the last fifteen years, Vietnam has made remarkable achievements in reducing poverty. Current official poverty levels stand at 10.7% and Vietnam is poised to become a middle income country within the next two years and to achieve its Millennium Development Goals by 2014. However, pockets of extreme poverty still remain, mostly in ethnic communities in the mountainous northwest and north central regions, while increasing urbanisation has also created new pockets of poverty in and around the cities in the Mekong and Red River deltas.

SNV has been active in Vietnam since 1995. With a team of more than 80 international and national professionals, SNV’s work in Vietnam focuses on the following programmes: 



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