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.

All Knowledge Dossiers

We are constantly seeking to improve our understanding of the world's workings and our place in it. To us, social innovation is a means to an end, or better yet, a way to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. But what does that mean in practice?

An Iranian woman walks on Enghelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) St. in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa

Since the outbreak of the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2011, the region is undergoing tectonic shifts. The pace, quality and quantity of political and social changes are unprecedented.

Recent Publications

The global fight against HIV/AIDS continues to pose challenges: infection rates are on the rise in many settings, stigma and discrimination remain rampant, and the global response is under increasing financial pressure. There is...

El acceso a tratamiento VIH/ SIDA en América Latina ha ido mejorando en la última década, salvando la vida de cientos de miles de personas a lo largo y ancho del continente. Como señala...

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...

Recent Articles

 

The Hivos advocacy strategy on open contracting aims to create open government policies and support civil society in co-shaping and using these policies. As in most programmes, we support, stimulate and sometimes provoke governments, private sector and civil society to create real solutions and...

The Hivos Coworking Summit is an annual gathering for founders and managers of coworking, hacker, maker, and art spaces from all over Africa. The Summit empowers these spaces by giving their founders and managers the...

Hivos and partners are implementing the Sustainable Diets for All (SD4ALL) programme - funded under the 'Dialogue and Dissent' Strategic Partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) - in Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia and Indonesia.

Uganda

Uganda is...