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Focus areas


Our goal through our work across the agri-food sector is to support the equitable transition to a sustainable and resilient agri-food system.


Our ambition is to support the development of inclusive markets for sustainable energy.


Our goal through our work across the water sector is to contribute to water security of all people and the natural world.

Climate adaptation and mitigation

The climate crisis is undermining our systems. Our goal is to accelerate action for the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Gender equality and social inclusion

Inequalities drive poverty and vulnerability. GESI-responsive programming is core in our work on systems change.

Strong institutions and effective governance

We believe building strong institutions and ensuring effective governance are essential for transforming systems.

Other impact areas

At SNV, we envision a world where, across every society, all people live with dignity and have equitable opportunities to thrive sustainably.

We apply our strong foundations and technical expertise within and across three inter-related sectors of agri-food, energy, and water, which are critical to enabling people to lead dignified lives and thrive.

Within and across these sectors, we work on three core themes: GESI, climate adaptation and mitigation, and strong institutions and effective governance.

Across these sectors and themes, we also focus on impact driven finance, digitalistion, systems change, and youth.

  • Digitalisation

    Digitalisation presents opportunities and barriers alike. SNV works to bridge the digital divide and build an inclusive future for communities in low- and middle income countries (LIMCs).

  • Impact driven finance

    To achieve our global ambitions, developing countries face a funding gap of US$ 2.5 trillion. SNV employs a range of innovative mechanisms to help bridge that gap.

  • Systems transformation

    Systems transformation has been at the heart of development cooperation for decades. SNV goes beneath the surface to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, at scale.

  • Youth

    Young people can be a positive force for development across the globe. At SNV, our aim is to build opportunities for them to thrive.

About us

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner working across Africa and Asia. Our mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems, which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

Inspired to make a difference?

At SNV, we're always seeking new partnerships and collaborations to achieve our shared mission. Whether you're interested in learning more about our activities or exploring collaboration opportunities, get in touch with us to learn more.