SNV in Bangladesh office

Bangladesh ranks 129 out of 191 on the Human Development Index.

House 11 , Road 72, Gulshan-2 , Dhaka 1212

Present since 2006


SNV started its work in Bangladesh in 2006, designing impact-oriented and future scalable programmes that help turn poverty into prosperity. As the private sector in Bangladesh is recognised as a strong partner in economic growth and development, we focus on private sector engagement, institutional development, and local ownership of programmes.

Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries, with 160 million people, 24.3% of whom live in poverty. We support people to access and develop the capabilities, services and opportunities needed to live a fulfilling life while sustainably using the natural resources they depend on. We in supporting the resourcefulness of development actors. Together, we make markets work for people living in poverty.

News and stories from Bangladesh


Managing Surma River flooding and environmental concerns

15/12/2023Impact story

City sanitation programming advances amid limited global climate financing


New Dutch funding for a sustainable urban water cycle in Bangladesh

A picture of the urban water cycle in a Bangladeshi city
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Meet our team in Bangladesh

Ismène Stalpers

Ismène Stalpers

Country Director
Shahidul Islam

Shahidul Islam

Sector Leader- Water
Yemi Patricia Solorzano Leiva

Yemi Patricia Solorzano Leiva

Project Manager WATER

Donors and partners in Bangladesh

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands logo
Netherlands Space Office LOGO
WaterAid logo
Khulna University
Jhenaidah Pourashava - Bangladesh
Kushtia Municipality - Bangladesh
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology - Bangladesh
Khulna Water and Sewerage Authority (KWASA) - Bangladesh
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Want to collaborate with us?

Contact our country office to learn more about activities in Bangladesh.