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.
2019 WORLD VISION UK IMPACT REPORT
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.
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.
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.