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Harko Koster
Global Lead Climate and Business

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. It focus on only three sectors and have a long-term, local presence in around 24 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Their team of more than 1,297 staff is the backbone of SNV.

We lift up incomes and access to basic services

SNV makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty, helping them raise incomes and access basic services. Driven by the Sustainable Development Goals, they are dedicated to a society in which all people are free to pursue their own sustainable development and no one is left behind. This commitment to equity directs us to focus on gender and youth.

We apply our know-how to deliver results at scale

SNV bridges the gap between theory and practice, policy ambitions and effective implementation at scale. We implement approaches tailored to local needs as we believe that countries and communities themselves should be the owners of change. By connecting our global expertise with our extensive and longstanding in-country experiences, we help realize locally owned solutions. We are experts in agricultureenergy, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Within these three sectors, we have defined eight products. Our services include advice, brokering and stakeholder engagement, advocacy, fund management, results-based financing and delegated management. Our projects directly benefit millions of people. 

SNV commits to operational excellence

We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization, implementing our mission exclusively through project financing.



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