How we work

Developing relevant programmes and ensuring they are properly managed is at the heart of Hivos’ work. We see this role as necessary in order to address complex problems that require us to scale up our activities.
Hivos engages in policy advocacy with governments and businesses in the North, alone or with others, to support citizens who fight on behalf of global justice and sustainability and to further international cooperation in the Netherlands and Europe.
Hivos invests in knowledge to trigger change. By staying ahead of the curve in understanding social change and crises, we can make our role and programmes more effective. The knowledge we co-create is translated into new policies and practices.