World Vision aims to build a culture that encourages and supports continuous employee learning, critical thinking and new ideas. Section 7 of our 2010 Accountability Report outlines our approach to building our evidence base role of our Global Knowledge Management team and internal Communities of Practice in this endeavour.
The internal accountability of offices within the Partnership is managed through an Integrated Review Framework (IRF) that brings together the four major internal reviews scheduled for each office. These are generally carried out by World Vision staff once every three years:
Peer Reviews assess the governance of local offices and the effectiveness and alignment of local Boards and Advisory Councils. The reviews include both a self-assessment by the office and an independent assessment by a small team from across World Vision.
Programme Capability Reviews
These reviews ensure that sufficient programming capabilities exist to enable the achievement of strategic objectives, and that the proper relationship between implementing offices and fundraising offices has been established. The reviews include both a self-assessment by the office and an independent assessment by a small team from across World Vision.
Operational and Finance Audits
These are carried out by the Global Centre internal audit team. Operational audits are basic compliance reviews focused on areas around sponsorship funding. Finance audits focus on adherence to policy/procedure.
Section 12 of the 2010 Accountability Report briefly outlines financial controls in place along with description of audit systems and examples of findings.