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Hivos (Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries) is a Dutch non-governmental organisation which operates on the basis of humanist values. Hivos aims to contribute towards a free, just and sustainable world. The organisation is committed to the poor and marginalised - and to the organisations which promote their interests - in countries in the South and in South-East Europe. Sustainable improvement of their situation is the ultimate benchmark for Hivos's work. An important cornerstone here is strengthening of the position of women in society.
In a European context, Hivos works closely with like-minded development organisations in Alliance 2015 Hivos prefers lobby internationally on issues with public appeal in close cooperation with pre-eminent southern or international partner organisations, or - in the case of the EU - within the Eurostep framework.
Within the Netherlands, Hivos joins forces with civil society organisations which have expertise in one of its own major policy domains. In addition, Hivos works closely with kindred organisations within the framework of the Joint Consultative Body for Co-Financing Organisations (1) and the South-North Federation (2)
Hivos prefers lobby internationally on issues with public appeal in close cooperation with pre-eminent southern or international partner organisations
Hivos gives financial and political support to more than eight hundred local, private organisations. These organisations are domiciled in about thirty countries including India.
In India HIVOS has 79 partners.
GOMThe Joint Consultative Body for Co-Financing Organisations consists of five development organisations: Hivos, Icco, Cordaid, Novib and Plan International. On an annual basis, these five organisations spend ten per cent of the budget of the Dutch Ministry for Development Co-operation.
South-North FederationThe South North Federation is a broad coalition of Dutch NGOs, working on development, environment, human rights, fair trade, health and investment.