Hivos International

2014 Annual Report

The Annual Report and Annual Accounts show how Hivos gave shape to its ideals from Nairobi to The Hague, and from Bolivia to Jakarta.


Combating Corruption

In South Africa, Hivos works closely with partners to root out corrupt practices which are often deeply embedded in the political and legal systems. 

Grants Applications

Hivos manages several thematic funds. Most of the thematic funds have their own specific application guidelines and/or formats that you can find on their websites. The thematic funds are listed by region.

Portraits in Courage

Stories of brave, determined activists who fight for MENA women’s empowerment and influence. Their dream is a just, democratic and equal society in their countries.

Facts & Figures


People reached 18.7 million

Number of partner organisations 789

Number of countries 27

Total income € 141.6 million

Offices abroad 6 regional and 6 local

Number of employees 343


El patrimonio del gabinete de Evo

With one click, Nelfi Fernández, Williams Chorolque and Elizabeth Arostegui opened up more than just doors in Bolivia. After months of work and research, on January 21st they launched El patrimonio del gabinete de Evo (The Assets of Evo’s Cabinet), a project that has received attention of Latin American media and civil society interested in transparency and accountability. For the project’s creators, this is just a beginning.

Big Data - Big DADA? **

After two successful editions of Age of Wonderland, its founding organisations Hivos and Baltan Laboratories are inviting artists, designers, scientists and other creative thinkers and doers to investigate, develop and share ideas or scenarios for its 2016 residency and public programme revolving around ‘Big Data’.

All rights reserved. Photo: IV Encuentro Latinoamericano de Teatro del Oprimido

If you happen to be in Matagalpa, Nicaragua right now, you might notice a new buzz in the air. Maybe because this is the first time that the country is hosting the Latin American event Theater of the Oppressed, an international meeting of over 350 artists from 23 different countries who have brought all their creativity, activism and discussions to the city.