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Open source data platform for projects in water and sanitation

Principal Office: Netherlands

Akvo creates and operates open source internet and mobile services to bring international development work online. The software solutions are designed to help NGOs design their programs so that they can capture and understand reliable data which they can act upon.

Focus areas in Akvo are water and sanitation; education; economic development; healthcare; IT and communication; and other development areas. To date, water and sanitation is the most important focus.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Projects in Water and Sanitation. Projects currently using the software include examples in construction and rehabilitation of village wells and pumps; protection of water catchments; rainwater harvesting; marketing of ecological sanitation systems; production and use of water filters; application of water purification technology; and others.

Most projects are managed by civil society organizations. This refers to NGOs and community-based organizations in developing countries, and to nonprofit organizations in Europe and elsewhere that support grassroots activity in the developing world.

About the approach

APPLICATION: Akvo offers several kinds of open source software solutions. Organizations that implement development projects can use Akvo’s software to collect, manage, and analyze data.

Interested organizations need to get in touch with Akvo to find the most suitable solution for their needs.

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Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The Akvopedia is an open information resource about water and sanitation projects. The Akvopedia is written collaboratively by volunteers and specialists, mainly from the water and sanitation sector. Anyone can edit content on the Akvopedia.   

Akvo is located in the Netherlands. It has additional offices around the world. Contact Us identifies persons and offices to be contacted for partnerships, communications, and technical issues.