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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Qasr el-Nil street graffiti of boy with tiger's head smoking a cigarette. Cairo, Egypt, 2014

Pluralism and diversity are essential ingredients of a dynamic society.

Transparency, Accountability and Citizen Engagement

Transparency, accountability and citizen engagement are essential for an open society where democratic institutions support and empower citizens to shape society and take control over their lives.

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

 

The Hivos Global Newsletter comes out several times a year to keep you abreast of our activities and the work of our partners throughout the regions where we work: Latin America, East Africa, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. It contains selected highlights of the news items, blog posts and...

From 2010 to 2015, Hivos was involved in CoCooN (Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Developing Countries), a...

Duration: 2017 – 2020
Main activities: training, data collection, research, lobbying, awareness campaigns, law enforcement
Countries: Brazil, Ecuador and Peru
Initial funding: 14.8 million euro contribution from...