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Publications

  • Making civic space resilient

    In Making civic space resilient, Cordaid and Hivos investigate how people around the world deal with the oppression of their desires and hopes, and how they are able to restore human dignity after it has been violated.

    Date: March 2020

    Type: pdf

  • Beyond maize: exploring agricultural diversification in Zambia

    Despite the Zambian government’s intention to diversify agriculture, the country is still heavily reliant on a narrow range of crops. This discussion paper explores the reasons for the lack of agricultural diversity from the perspectives of smallholder households, market actors and extension officers.

    Date: August 2019

    Type: pdf

  • A Lobby and Advocacy Approach to Energy Access

    This document is a description of Hivos’ lobby and advocacy approach to promoting green and inclusive energy. It gives an inside look into the often unpredictable and challenging – but also exciting – profession of advocates. The document describes how we think change happens and can be used as a guide by others.

    Date: May 2019

    Type: pdf

  • Beyond Fire – how to achieve electric cooking

    Cooking with renewable electricity is now well within the range of cost-competitiveness of other cooking alternatives, concludes the new report Beyond fire: how to achieve electric cooking. Important because cooking with charcoal and firewood sources still accounts for four million premature deaths.

    Date: May 2019

    Type: pdf

  • 10 Rich underutilised crops

    People have a right to define their own food system. This includes which seeds they use. Ten rich, underutilized cropscaptures theefforts of farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya, to promote and sustain the varieties they grow.

    Date: April 2019

    Type: pdf

  • Advocacy toolkit for Open Up Contracting

    This toolkit provides essential guidance and ideas for advocacy officers and civil society organizations at all levels. It helps them mobilize people and support efforts to advocate for more efficient, transparent and accountable public contracting processes.

    Date: February 2019

    Type: pdf

  • Innovating for Social Change: Hivos Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020

    This concise strategic plan guides the strategic decision-making processes,
    it guides Hivos in how and where best to spend our energy and our resources. A complementary business plan provides information on how operations are structured and organized.

    Date: April 2018

    Type: pdf

  • Citizen generated evidence for a more sustainable and healthy food system

    When communities generate evidence themselves, they aremore effective in lobbying and advocating for their priorities. So theydepend less on others to set their agenda.

    Date: April 2018

    Type: pdf