Hivos International

Hivos invests in knowledge to trigger change. By understanding the drivers of social change (and upheaval), we can make our role and programmes more effective. Our aim is to translate the knowledge and innovations we co-create with academics, policy makers and businesses, as well as with civil society, activists and grass roots stakeholders, into new policies, practices and scalable solutions to achieve social change.

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Climate change and sustainable energy production are high on the political agenda. Public debate generally focuses on how the use of fossil fuels can be reduced. However, less attention is given to the lack of energy access for people living in developing countries.

Recent Publications

There have been significant shifts in the policy environment of South Africa that are transforming the way citizen engagement takes place in the country. However, high income inequality in South Africa extends to the...

When it comes to ICT-mediated governance participation in Brazil, Internet penetration still remains a major challenge, with only around half of homes having connectivity. Opportunities to influence public policy frameworks and government strategies through...

Since joining the Open Government Partnership in 2011, the Indonesian Government has shown some commitment towards implementing initiatives that increase citizen voice and government and service-providers’ accountability to citizens and service users. These include...

Recent Articles

Hivos believes that people should have control over their own bodies, sexual identity and relationships. This is essential for anyone to be able to live in freedom, dignity, and true equality. These are rights that must be respected so that every human being can make his or her own choices and...

Age of Wonderland and the power of individual knowledge sharing

100 DAYS OF LEARNING is the 2017 programme of knowledge-platform Age of Wonderland, a global learning...

This report (see 'Documents' in right sidebar) presents the outcomes, challenges and lessons of the People Unlimited 4.1 Programme, which was implemented between 2011 and 2015 with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). People Unlimited 4.1 is the alliance of...