SNV, following the 1974 catastrophic drought in northern part of Ethiopia, started rehabilitation called Food for Work Programme particularly Kobbo Lalibella Road Construction. Building on that experience we changed our approach from rehabilitation to making a lasting difference in the lives of people, we reinforced our roles to evidence-based advocacy, providing advisory services and implementation at scale.

We support the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in achieving the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) targets and the global development goals; ensuring food security and improving the quality of life of the people. Currently, our Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene programmes operate in 310 woredas/districts in Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, and Tigray National Regional States. To realise our objectives, we work with the government, private sector actors, cooperatives and unions, and learning institutions.



“Our business didn’t have regular income and we had never recorded our revenue and expenses before we joined the SNV IRES project. “



Ethiopia Country Office

Arada Sub-city, Kebele 01/02

P.O. Box 40675, Addis Ababa


Tel.: 00251 111 262 131


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