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About Hivos

Annie Mpalume

Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with citizens and their organizations, we aim to contribute towards just, inclusive and life sustaining societies where people have equal access to opportunities, rights and resources. We work in partnership with others in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Hivos works in 40 countries


We implement our programs together with 533 partner organizations


Hivos was founded in 1968 in the Netherlands

Hivos in a nutshell

  • Alexandra Narvaez

    Climate Justice

  • Civic Rights in a Digital Age

    Civic Rights in a Digital Age

  • Hivos

    Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our organization

Hivos is managed by an Executive Board, made up of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anne Jellema, and Chief Operations Officer (COO) Michel Farkas. The Management Team includes, the directors of our four regional hubs in Latin America, East Africa, Southern Africa and the Middle East & North Africa, and some other management positions.

The Supervisory Council is chaired by Diana Monissen.

Figures from 2022

Hivos Theory of Change

Hivos values working with Theory of Change (ToC) as an appropriate approach to guide its strategic thinking and action, as well as its collaborative action with others. A Theory of Change approach can be used for different purposes, by different users, and at different moments in the cycle of developing, monitoring, reviewing or evaluating a program or strategy.