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.


This video summarises our work round the world in 2017. It also focuses on the impact of our Girls' Education project in Zimbabwe - where our integrated approach has made a great difference to girls like Mavis.

We helped 3 million children in 40 countries.


This is our eighth, annual Impact Report looking 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.

You'll find out more on:

  • our three key strategic areas (child protection, child health and humanitarian response and resilience)
  • findings from studies on Most Vulnerable Children in our programming and on the use of cash in emergency programmes
  • and how we met 92% of our project targets.

Read more our 2017 Impact report:

Download the 2017 Impact Report ›

View previous Impact Reports ›

Go to our Annual Report page ›

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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.

Listening to the most vulnerable children ›

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 ›