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As a professional organisation, Hivos wants to know on an ongoing basis if its work results in the desired outcome. Evaluation, progress monitoring, results measurement and control give us a better understanding of how we are doing. Most important tools in this regard are the measurement of...

What sets Hivos apart? What is development cooperation ‘guided by humanist values’, as set out in our statutes? When Hivos was founded in 1968, its founders were inspired by principles such as individual freedom, personal responsibility and self-determination. They held the conviction that...

 

In order to achieve its aims Hivos cooperates with a large array of partners and other civil society organisations, but also businesses, governments, knowledge institutes and funding agencies. With some of these we maintain long-term cooperation agreements. Cooperation may involve important...

 

Combating poverty goes hand in hand with fighting unequal and unjust power relationships. Marginalised groups must be given a greater say in political, economic and cultural processes. This requires organisations to bring about effective and permanent change. This is why we support over 700...

 

Women’s Empowerment

Almost everywhere in the world, girls and women are worse off than boys and men. Slowly but surely, this is changing. More girls go to school, more women have political power and more rights are enshrined in law. Yet gender equality still seems a pipe...

Hivos is managed by the Board of Directors, consisting of Executive Director Edwin Huizing and the Management Team, made up of the heads of the Open Society and Green Society programmes, the four directors of the regional offices and several other management positions.

The heads of the...

Bahrain

An important NGO in Bahrain conducted a project with DDP’s support in 2015 aimed at providing direct support to activists on the ground through digital security training and security tools such as VPNs. They established a small Digital Security Network inside...

DDP:

  • Supports development and use of secure online communications
  • Protects bloggers and cyber-activists under threat
  • Develops structural emergency response capacity
  • Provides three types of grants
  • Is active in 78 countries worldwide
  • Is
  • ...

In recent years, we have witnessed an increasing crackdown on the freedoms of the internet and its critical users, specifically in repressive and transitional environments.

Protection of online privacy and information freedom is now more important than ever, as Internet freedom around the...

 

Effective organisations are needed to alleviate poverty, fight injustice and bring about real and lasting social and environmental changes. Developing the capacity of partners is therefore a key part of how we work. This can range from enhancing basic management and administrative skills to...

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