Who we are
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We focus on three sectors – agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) – and have a long-term, local presence in 24 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our team of approximately 1,300 people is the backbone of SNV.
We lift up incomes and access to basic services
We make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty, helping them raise incomes and access basic services. Driven by the Sustainable Development Goals, we are dedicated to a society in which all people are free to pursue their own sustainable development and no one is left behind. This commitment to equity directs us to focus on gender and youth.
We apply our know-how to deliver results at scale
Local presence and know-how to realise effective solutions
SNV bridges the gap between theory and practice, policy ambitions and effective implementation at scale. We implement approaches tailored to local needs as we believe that countries and communities themselves should be the owners of change. By connecting our global expertise with our extensive and longstanding in-country experiences, we help realise locally owned solutions. And we do so in 24 countries worldwide.
Expertise in three sectors
We are experts in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Within these three sectors, we have defined eight products. Our services include advice, brokering and stakeholder engagement, advocacy, fund management, results-based financing and delegated management.
Impact through direct results and systems change
Our projects directly benefit millions of people. At the same time, our projects also drive systems change – strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets to help many more people work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects.
We commit to operational excellence
We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, implementing our mission exclusively through project financing. We commit to operational excellence and are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation implementing our mission exclusively through project financing.