SNV - Netherlands Development Organization

SNV is a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands in 1965. They have been present on the ground in developing countries for over 40 years, and now operate in 35 countries (WASH in 21 of those countries) in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans. SNV’s 900 advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and over 60 per cent are nationals of the countries where we work.


Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A)
Focuses on strengthening capacity in four areas: steering and implementation of sanitation demand creation, sanitation supply chains and finance, behavioural change communication and WASH governance. Implemented in over 15 Asian and African countries.

Duration: 2014 - 2018

Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All SSH4A, is being delivered by the Netherlands Development Organisation SNV and is working in nine countries on sanitation and water: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. These are being delivered via local […]

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Published resources in the SuSanA-Library

Exploring legal and policy aspects of urban sanitation and hygiene

During 2012-2014, SNV did four country reviews of legal arrangements for urban sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Based on these experiences, this guide was developed to provide support and guidance for WASH practitioners undertaking a scan of legal […]

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Financing sanitation for cities and towns

Planning and financing for sanitation in cities and towns in developing countries is often ad hoc and piecemeal. Stronger capacity to plan financing for sanitation infrastructure (and services) for the long term will lead to better outcomes. Planning for adequate long-term services […]

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A guide to septage transfer stations

Septage transfer stations have the potential to significantly reduce the amount of faecal sludge entering the environment by providing a local solution for septage disposal. Localised transfer stations shorten the time required for local operators to collect and transport septage, […]

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Are we doing the right thing? Critical questioning for city sanitation planning

Cities are clear examples of complex and rapidly changing systems, particularly in countries where urban population growth and economic development continue apace, and where the socio-political context strongly influences the directions taken. The concept of double-loop learning can […]

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