SNV #MakeItHappen

Breaking down barriers for empowerment and inclusion of women has been part of our daily work around the world for 50 years.

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

Read the article written by SNV's Abdel Karim Traoré in Boiling Point magazine, the practitioner's journal on household energy, stoves and poverty reduction.
SNV ranked among top 10 nonprofits working internationally in WASH by sector experts.
Vice Versa, a leading Dutch magazine for the development sector, today published a front-cover feature story on the success of SNV’s Balkan forestry programme.
SNV's Andy Wehkamp visits a village in rural Accra where Philips cook stoves are used, to find out about the users needs and experiences with the stoves, and what can be done to achieve scale.
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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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