What we do
SNV bridges the gap between theory and practice, between policy ambitions and effective implementation at scale. We implement approaches that are tailored to local needs as we believe that countries and communities themselves should be the owners of change. With appropriate knowledge and resources, they can implement and maintain their own sustainable solutions to end poverty. We are experts in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Our know-how services include advice, brokering and stakeholder engagement, advocacy, fund management, results-based financing and delegated management.
Focus on practical know-how
Our work focuses on three sectors: agriculture, energy and WASH. By continuing to focus on these interconnected areas, and adapting and expanding our approach within them, we will reach more people and continuously improve the quality of our work. Within these three sectors, we have defined eight products:
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 and are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation implementing our mission exclusively through project financing.