Company Overview

TechnoServe helps people lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the power of the private sector. A leading nonprofit organization operating in almost 30 countries, we work with hardworking women and men in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.


A sustainable world where all people in low-income communities have the opportunity to prosper.


To fight poverty by helping people build regenerative farms, businesses and markets that increase incomes.


Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future.
This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. Poverty limits potential. Opportunity leads to prosperity—for individuals, families, and communities. We know that a sustainable business approach is the most effective path to creating opportunity that lasts. Learn more about TechnoServe’s history.

Our Work

TechnoServe harnesses the power of the private sector to benefit the world’s poor. We help people in developing countries improve the value of what they produce and strengthen their role in larger markets—because when people have the skills and connections to improve their own incomes, the benefits last a lifetime.

TechnoServe achieves this through strong local expertise; world-class market analysis; and commitment to rigorous impact measurement to enable enterprising people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Where We Work
TechnoServe’s origin traces back to the village of Adidome, Ghana. We have expanded through the years, but our focus remains on the developing world because that’s where we can make the greatest impact on global poverty. We work in low-income communities in 30 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia.


TechnoServe empowers people in the developing world to build businesses that break the cycle of poverty. Our diverse and committed global staff is the key to our success. Imagine what we can do together.

Whom We Seek
TechnoServe employs leading professionals in areas including program development, finance, fundraising, communications, and human resources. Whether you work in Nairobi, Managua or our Arlington, VA headquarters, you will find yourself surrounded by colleagues who are exceptionally bright and passionate—all of whom are united by their dedication to the mission and values of TechnoServe.

For our senior country staff, competitive candidates hold an MBA or equivalent degree and have senior management experience in developing countries and/or the private sector. They have a history of fundraising success and a proven ability to develop and motivate teams.

Company Summary
Number of Employees
(410) 615-9616
1777 North Kent Street
Arlington, VA