Creating Stronger, More Resilient Communities

DevWorks’ mission is to support people around the world to pursue opportunities for equitable social and economic growth to create stronger, more resilient communities.

USAID Awards DevWorks International (dba SNV USA) 18-month Project Extension

We are excited to announce that the USAID Health and Hygiene Activity (also known as Swachchhata), has been awarded an 18-month project extension. Swachchhata aims to improve the health status of communities in Nepal by integrating improved sanitation and good hygiene practices in health services delivery. The Activity works with relevant stakeholders in the community at rural municipality, district, provincial, and national levels to catalyze stronger governance and community ownership structures to align sanitation and health efforts. Swachchhata works to improve the quality of health services delivery and hygiene behavior in 80 health facilities in five districts—East Rukum in Lumbini Province and Dolpa, Jajarkot, Salyan, and West Rukum in Karnali Province. Key highlights of the Activity’s accomplishments include 80 healthcare facilities obtaining new or improved small scale safe drinking water systems and functional sanitation systems that are sensitive to people with special needs, and 61 healthcare facilities have new or renovated solar power supplies with affordable maintenance systems in place.


The 18-month Swachchhata extension will apply the successful Swachchhata approach to 50 additional health facilities and will expand the geographic footprint of the project into two new districts—Dailekh and Surkhet. We look forward to continue implementing this important project to improve healthcare in Nepal.

DevWorks International Awarded 5-year USAID Feed the Future Northern Mali Activity

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is pleased to announce the award of the United States Agency for International Development’s Feed the Future Northern Mali Activity, a five-year, $20 million project, that aims to sustainably improve on-farm resilience to climate, economic, and conflict related shocks and stresses. The Activity contributes to Mali’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) to sustainably reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

Read the full press release here. 

Four-Year USAID Isuku Iwacu Project Celebrates Bringing Sanitation Access to 500,000 Rwandans

Over the past four years (2016-2020), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID’s) Isuku Iwacu activity invested 10.5 billion RWF in highly successful measures to increase access to basic sanitation for the people of Rwanda. Thanks to USAID Isuku Iwacu, over 500,000 Rwandans have access to basic sanitation (such as improved latrines) for the first time. Read the full press release of Isuku Iwacu’s closeout event here.


Through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, DevWorks International continues to support the communities and households we work with globally, championing their safety, health, and well-being. In the countries where we operate, we continue to fulfill our mission and values, creating stronger, more resilient communities by strengthening access to and knowledge of safe sanitation and good hygiene practices. Our highest priority is the safety and security of our staff and partners, with whom we are working closely during this crisis to continue delivering our programs in the safest possible ways. We are coordinating with our government counterparts, including Ministries of Health, to ensure our work continues and the gains we’ve made in healthcare facilities, communities, and households are sustained and built upon through this time and beyond. Click here to read more about our COVID-19 response.


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Unlocking Local Potential

We build capacity of governments for service delivery, train businesses to be market-oriented, and work with civil society groups to promote civic engagement.

Private Sector Engagement

We foster public-private partnerships (PPPs) between governments, the private sector, and civil society to enhance innovation and reach.

Market-based Solutions

We facilitate pro-poor market systems change to provide sustainable access to goods, services, and livelihoods for all community members.

Our Sectors

We deliver market-based solutions across five areas: agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene, youth, governance, and natural resource management.


From households and smallholders to agribusinesses, traders and national policy makers, DevWorks strengthens market systems in the agricultural sector.

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DevWorks works with all stakeholders to improve access to clean water and sanitation.

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DevWorks builds civil society organizations’ capacity to effectively advocate for the interests of their constituencies and promote transparent and accountable local government.

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 DevWorks works at the nexus of environmental conservation and economic development.

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DevWorks helps youth find work, create businesses, and get involved in their communities.

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