SNV: Netherlands Development Organisation

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. We focus on only three sectors and have a long-term, local presence in around 24 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our team of more than 1,297 staff is the backbone of SNV.
SNV has been present in Tanzania for over 40 years. We aim to achieve inclusive growth and development through effective solutions with local impact, which are essential for lasting development success.

Since the early 2000s, Tanzania has seen remarkable economic growth and strong resilience to external shocks. These achievements, however, are overshadowed by the slow response of poverty to the growing economy: the poverty rate remains stagnant at around 34% despite a robust annual growth of around 7%. This apparent disconnect between growth and poverty reduction needs to be addressed, and we, therefore, focus our work on the Energy, Agriculture, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene sectors, in alignment with Tanzania’s National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty.

We lift up incomes and access to basic services
We make 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, we 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
Local presence and know-how to realize effective solutions
We apply practical know-how to support people living in poverty. By connecting our global expertise with our extensive and longstanding in-country experiences, we help realize locally owned solutions. And we do so in around 24 countries worldwide.
Expertise in three sectors
We are experts in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Our services include advice, brokering and stakeholder engagement, advocacy, fund management, results-based financing, and delegated management.

Impact through direct results and systems change
Our projects directly benefit millions of people. At the same time, our projects also drive systems change – strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets to help many more people work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects.

We commit to operational excellence
We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization, implementing our mission exclusively through project financing. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence every day.

Tanzania Country Office
Plot 1124, Chole Road, Msasani Peninsular
P.O. Box 3941, Dar es Salaam
Tel.: 00255 222 600 340