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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
This is our ninth, annual Impact Report looking at both:
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This year we have created a summary version to accompany the full report.
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Based on an average of 2.86 million people per year over the last five years (2013-2017) reached with access to clean water, and an average of seven schools/ day over the past two years (2016-2017).
2.86 million people per year/ 31,536 million seconds per year results in one person on average every 10 seconds being reached with clean water. An average of 2,264 schools were reached over two years. That is equivalent to seven schools per day, rounded down to three schools per day to account for potential fluctuations from year to year given that data has been tracked for only two years.
Based on 1,000 development programmes in 50 countries across all seven of World Vision’s regions. The data is based on averages of the number of sponsored and registered children plus the number of additional children who directly benefited from World Vision’s programming and are tracked using World Vision’s child monitoring system.
Based on 261,028 children under five years old treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) from 2013 to 2017 in World Vision’s community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programmes. The average recovery or cure rate over this fiver-year period was 89.8%.
Based on data over a five-year period (2012-2016) reflecting direct beneficiaries for both development and humanitarian emergency programmes. This is combined with the number of children where World Vision has contributed to multiple policies addressing causes of vulnerability for children with evidence of at least one of them being implemented. Eliminating for any potential overlap the total number of children reached through World Vision’s three lines of ministry (development, humanitarian and advocacy) is 200 million. The methodology World Vision uses to carry out this calculation undergoes an external audit in order to refine and strengthen how we count our contribution across all areas of our work.
Based on an average of 2.86 million people per year over the last five years (2013-2017) reached with access to clean water. An average household of five individuals results in 571,746 families/ 31.536 million seconds per year resulting in 1.09 families every 60 seconds. The data is published in the World Vision WASH Annual Review.
Based on an average of 4.9 million children receiving food assistance per year over the past four years/ 31.536 million seconds per year resulting in one child per seven seconds. The data is published in the World Vision Food Programmes Master Report and Summary of Annual Figures.
Based on 829,002 new households reached by VisionFund in 2016 it can be stated that one new household is reached every 38 seconds (829,002/ 31.536 million seconds per year), equivalent to 1.6 households every 60 seconds. In addition, World Vision livelihoods programmes have significant reach both within and beyond the VisionFund programme areas. In 2016 these programmes supported 463,800 new and existing savings groups members, in addition to training 106,500 farmers in productive and sustainable farming practices. If the number of non-overlapping VisionFund and World Vision livelihood households reach is considered, the true number being empowered through microfinance loans, savings groups, farmer trainings and other poverty alleviating approaches is likely to be over one million, or equivalent to about two households every 60 seconds.
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This year 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. 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.
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.