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 only three sectors and have a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of more than 1,300 staff 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

We apply practical know-how to support people living in poverty. By connecting our global expertise with our extensive and longstanding in-country experiences, we help realise locally owned solutions. And we do so in more than 25 countries worldwide.

Expertise in three sectors

We are experts in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). 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. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence every day.


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