Over the years we have learned that four factors are key to our success.
Most of the progress towards WASH over the past years has been made in the wealthier and middle classes in society, and only a minor part of global aid is targeted on basic services that reach all. SNV works with governments and other partners to develop WASH investment and service delivery solutions, tailored to the needs and preferences of different consumer segments.
In order to contribute to inclusive and sustained development at scale it is not sufficient to strengthen the capacity of single actors. By bringing relevant parties together, structural constraints like fragmentation, unclear roles and responsibilities, or a lack of proper checks and balances can be addressed. SNV strives to develop a joint agenda for change.
Lasting change in WASH can only be achieved if local actors shape and drive their own agendas. SNV supports governments, line agencies and other (local) partners to develop water and sanitation infrastructure and services so that sustainable and equitable solutions are found and implemented.
SNV’s long-term presence on the ground and our local network of professionals allow us to develop and test approaches in practice. We take effective solutions and work with local stakeholders and support them to adapt to challenges in their contexts, enabling effective, economical answers to development problems. Specific attention is given to behavioural change, contributing to the sustainability of our initiatives.