SNV 50 years - Fit for the future!

We celebrate our achievements over the years and look forward to a future in which international cooperation is shaped by innovation, business-to-business solutions, alternative funding modalities, and new forms of collaboration and capacity building. Read more...

Evidence-based advocacy

SNV joins forces with governments, the private sector and civil society to enrich national and international policy debates. Have a look at our work and achievements in the area of evidence-based advocacy over the past years.


SNV's programmes across Asia, Africa and Latin America 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.

Latest news

Connect to the Inclusive Business Accelerator and join the open innovation platform for social innovators, businesses, impact investors and mentors active in Base of the Pyramid markets!
As the term of one of its members is ending, the Supervisory Board of SNV is looking for a replacement.
“I didn’t know what it was. I was shocked. I thought it was a disease.” Venancia, a schoolgirl in rural Tanzania describes getting her first period.
SNV's Dagmar Zwebe has written a blog for Asian Development Bank (ADB) on lessons learned from pilot interventions that focus on women as sales agents, producers or entrepreneurs in improved and advanced cookstoves and the biogas sector.
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At SNV 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 many 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 millions of people living in poverty. Read more about our vision and mission.

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