In addition to World Vision UK’s transparency work, the organisation is also committed to being fully accountable to the children and communities with whom we work, as well as to our donors and supporters, and our peers within the aid sector.
Accountability to children and communities
By supporting National Offices in the countries where we work, we can ensure accountability is fully integrated into all programmes and processes including: programme design documents, programme implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. In order to do this, World Vision has a Programme Accountability Framework. Using this framework, World Vision UK is helping to integrate accountability minimum standards into several of the programmes it supports in both the development and humanitarian sector. The four components are information provision, consulting with communities, promoting participation and collecting and acting on feedback and complaints.
World Vision UK is signed up to the following Accountability Codes which guide how programmes are implemented:
The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief seeks to guard the standard of behaviour of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) like World Vision. Read more The 10 clauses include core principles such as impartiality and independence of NGOs, the right to receive and to give humanitarian assistance), the importance of aid agencies remaining politically neutral, encouraging affected communities to help with the management of relief aid and being accountable to both those we seek to assist and those who give us resources to do so.
Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
World Vision is a member of HAP which is an organisation established to promote accountability to people affected by humanitarian crises. To do this, HAP developed a series of Principles of Accountability which were developed as a condition of HAP membership.
People in Aid
World Vision UK is a People in Aid member and is Verified Compliant with the People In Aid Code. This is the highest level of certification and organisations seen displaying the logo can be seen as leaders in HR and people management. This Quality Mark is awarded to organisations that successfully implement the People In Aid Code by providing the assurance that reliable management and information systems are in place through an independent external social audit.
DEC accountability framework (DECAF)
World Vision is a member of the Disasters and Emergencies Committee (DEC). The DEC brings together 14 of the leading UK aid agencies to finance relief for people affected by major disasters in poorer countries.
The DECAF Promotes continual improvement in the quality of humanitarian work by holding members to account for delivering individual disaster responses, encourages examination of ways of working across all humanitarian work and to strengthen the systems which underpin members’ ability to consistently deliver the effective responses that disaster survivors need. Members assess themselves against the DEC Accountability Priorities to identify areas of strength and weakness as well as make commitments to improve. Self-assessments are subject to peer challenge and external validation to ensure the processes are robust. Members learn from each other and also ensure their systems are scrutinised externally.