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SNV is a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands in 1965. We have been present on the ground in developing countries for over 40 years, and now operate in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans.


What do we do?
Our aim is to alleviate poverty by enabling those on the lowest incomes to be part of social and economic networks and so increase their income and employment opportunities. More than half of our work focuses on economic and private sector development, wherein  secured access to natural resources is a key attention point. Alongside this, we contribute to improving people’s access to basic services like water and sanitation, energy and education. We achieve both by strengthening local organisations.

Promoting gender equity and transparent public sector leadership is at the heart of all our work. We believe these principles are essential to building stronger societies.

We work in the areas where our support is most needed. The majority of our advisors are based far from capital cities, in provincial towns and in rural areas, where the challenges of poverty are often greatest. From this sub-national level, we can facilitate links between local and national organisations.

SNV Resources

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
January, 2007
South-Eastern Asia

This book captures the main lessons and issues emerging from national and regional discussions on 'benefit sharing.' It also presents one case study from each country, selected to highlight issues in different sectors. As we struggle to find ways to strengthen the poverty reduction potential of CBNRM, we hope that this book offers some practical areas to target for future action. 

Library Resource

A study conducted in the Volta region of Ghana

Journal Articles & Books
January, 2004

This is a report of a research project conducted in the Volta region of Ghana on women’s access to land. The authors conclude that women’s land tenure in this area is pervasively insecure. Specific customary norms in the matrilineal society perpetuate this insecurity and demonstrate the lack of implementation of legal measures set up to protect women against property rights discrimination. The authors give recommendations for improving women’s secure access to land, targeting the local community, NGOs and legal aid clinics as well as the government.

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The foreseen impact of the Action is that the Myanmar National Land Use Policy is implemented in particular its primary objective to promote inclusive and sustainable land use management and protection of cultural heritage areas, environment and natural resources for the interest of all people in the country. The outcome: Integrated land use planning and management has been adopted, through promotion of a more inclusive, gender equitable integrated and effective policy and legal framework.-Outpu

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