World Vision UK: Our Impact

The value of our work is truly measured by its impact on children's lives. So every year, alongside our financial Annual Report, we publish an assessment of our projects' effectiveness over the last 12 months; our Impact Report.

Our Impact Report is a transparent and inspiring evaluation of how we're working: how our approaches have improved children's lives; how we've improved our ways of working; what we can learn and how we can be even more effective in the future.


Our Impact Report looks at both:

  • breadth of impact - particularly the number of children we have reached with our programming and
  • depth of impact - looking at the nature of change in children's lives.

This year we have published five case studies demonstrating the impact of our programmes.

Highlights from these are summarised in a short report which also shows our humanitarian response work last year, updates from our Most Vulnerable Child research, how our faith is incorporated into the work we do, and our campaign It takes a world to end violence against children.

Case study - Girls' education in DRC 

Case study - Education and skills for life in Zimbabwe

Case study - Nutrition in Zambia

Case study - Climate change and agriculture in Uganda

Case study - Child-led research -from finding information to influencing community action in Sierra Leone (more about research with the most vulnerable children) 

Read the 2019 Impact summary report


World Vision UK is a member of the World Vision Partnership of almost 100 offices worldwide.

Faith in Development Case studies 2019 - How faith is incorporated into our work in Cambodia, CAR, Ethiopia, Senegal, South Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Cambodia »


Ethiopia »

Senegal »

Zimbabwe »



World Vision UK and World Food Programme impact report 2019 »


View previous Impact Reports »

Go to our Annual Report page »

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In 2018, World Vision UK launched a five-year research project to improve our evidence base and our understanding of who the most vulnerable children are in the communities in which we work. This looks at the extent to which they are reached, included and impacted, and how their circumstances are addressed by World Vision programmes. The research spans a range of emergency, fragile and development contexts in four countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Stage one of the research asked men, women, girls and boys separately to define what makes children most vulnerable in their context. Stage two then met with children defined as most vulnerable to hear about their lives. Read the Summary reports for Year One and Year Two below.

In Sierra Leone, children themselves conducted their own piece of research on a key vulnerability in their community - teenage pregnancy - which has its own child-led research report.This was followed by a case study, to document progress since the report.

Listening to the most vulnerable children - Year One report ›

Listening to the most vulnerable children - Year Two report >

Child led research – The views of girls on stopping teenage pregnancies in Sierra Leone ›


Five years after completing a programme to support inclusion of disabled people within India, World Vision UK asked an external disability expert (a person with a disability) to evaluate the impact and investigate how far the project had succeeded.

The 4 page report shows the results.

Download Getting Disability into the Mainstream ›