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What we do

  • Strategic Compass 2021 – 2024

    We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction.

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  • Coffee Barometer 2020

    The largest coffee companies in the world are failing to report transparently on their 2020 commitments, and doing too little to ensure sustainability for farming and farmers.

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  • Making Civic Space Resilient: Covid update

    In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cordaid and Hivos consulted their partners to take stock of the different ways the pandemic – and government measures to fight it – have affected civil society organizations (CSOs).

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  • Sustainable diets and Covid-19

    Hivos and IIED through our Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) program are launching a new paper that calls upon governments to adopt crisis mitigation measures that are truly green and inclusive.

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  • The Hidden Life of Theories of Change

    In this policy brief, we explore the more hidden aspects of the life of Theories of Change.

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  • Food systems and climate change

    Based on learnings from the Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) program, we have identified a number of recommendations for policy, action and research on food systems and climate change.

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  • Creative hub leader’s toolkit

    Creative hubs play a vital role in supporting the self-sufficiency and independence of makers of cultural and media productions. As ‘convenors of creatives,’ hubs serve local communities and connect creative practitioners. This toolkit is part of Creative Hubs Academy, a global partnership project of Nesta, Hivos and British Council, that supports creative hub leaders to sustain and grow their hubs.

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  • Impact of COVID-19 on women workers in the horticulture sector in Kenya

    A rapid assessment of the effects of COVID-19 by Hivos East Africa’s Women@Work indicates that food security is a major concern for flower farm workers mainly due to job losses and increasing food prices.

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  • eBook: New Voices of the Amazon

    ‘New Voices of the Amazon’ is the product of long conversations with Indigenous young people who opened their hearts to us and shared their plans, concerns, and hopes.

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  • 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.

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