One of the ways in which World Vision UK is enhancing its accountability to donors, supporters and peer agencies is through an increasing focus on impact reporting. Download our Impact Report below. Its objective is to honestly report and reflect on the impact of World Vision UK programming in our 2011 financial year (October 2010-September 2011) as we seek to bring real hope to the lives of millions of children in the world’s hardest places.
The report considers impact through three ‘lenses’. Firstly, an ‘overview lens’ presents our coverage: in 2011 World Vision UK supported programmes benefitted 3.99 million children through 350 projects in 31 countries. This represents an increase from 3.3 million children reached in 2010. Over half (56 percent) of children reached by World Vision UK benefitted from programming in our three main focus areas – child health, child protection and humanitarian action. Secondly, a ‘profile lens’ examines the nature of our programming and impact, using a meta-analysis of evaluations and reviews conducted in 2011 of our three types of programming: long-term development, humanitarian relief and advocacy. The report concludes with a third, close-up ‘lens’ of three specific interventions around our three priority themes of child health, child protection and humanitarian action. These illustrate World Vision’s contribution to a 28.8 percent reduction in infant mortality over a five-year period in one district in Ethiopia, increasing the protection of children from abuse in Uganda, and increasing the survival prospects of those affected by the Pakistan floods.
This is the third impact report which World Vision UK has published. Its objective is to honestly report and reflect on the impact of World Vision UK programme and advocacy work in our 2012 financial year (October 2011 – September 2012) as we seek to bring real hope to the lives of millions of children in the world’s hardest and most fragile contexts.
Evidence of Real Change for Children
Global impact is assessed through three dimensions:
●Global overview to present our coverage and equity.
●Meta analysis across WVUK’s three priority themes (Child Health, Child Rights to Care and Protection and Humanitarian Response) structured around the thematic theory of change and operating models based on evaluations, reviews and annual reports.
●Rigorous review and reflection of 15 evaluations conducted this year that provide a 13% sample of all programmes for in-depth impact assessment and 3 advocacy impact studies.
This report is an analysis of World Vision UK's contribution towards transformingthe lives of the worldҒs poorest children in a selection of World Vision UK funded projects.
World Vision UK is more than aware that we must be good stewards of the resources which are entrusted to us by members of the public, the UK Government and other donors and foundations in order to make a real difference in the lives of children in developing countries. To do this, we are in the process of applying a ‘Value for Money’ (VfM) lens to enhance our accountability, make the case for investing in the lives of the most vulnerable, and to increase our own impact through better allocation of resources. Our understanding of Value for money is as follows: ‘maximising long-term value for the most vulnerable children with the available resources’.
Download a copy of our statement on Value for Money for more information.
DFID funded Conflict Sensitivity Programme
World Vision UK often works in consortium with other NGOs. An example of this is the Conflict Sensitivity project in, which World Vision works with other UK based NGOs in order to improve policies and practices that support Conflict Sensitive Approaches across abroad network of NGOs, local partners and donor agencies. This project was implemented in Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka,
A short video has been prepared to demonstrate impact of this work.
Access to Markets
The Access to Markets Project (February 2009-September 2011) worked with 243 micro-entrepreneurs and farmers, through 5 enterprises and 10 producer associations.
Some of the specific impacts are mentioned below:
The project’s market facilitation approach addressed all aspects of the market system: