SNV was founded in the Netherlands in 1965 as a collaboration between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of private organisations.
While we became fully independent from the Ministry in 2002, SNV retains strong links with the Dutch government and people. We continue to receive a limited amount of funding from the Ministry and seek to align our work with Dutch development priorities.
Our Head Office is located in The Hague, and our Managing Board and Supervisory Board are based in the Netherlands.
We welcome visitors to our office in The Hague - you can find directions to the office here.
Please note that for the our Dutch audiences we have a Dutch Media Centre specific news and publications in Dutch and the Dutch SNV newsletter.