World Vision International

Child Well-being Reports

World Vision has made a commitment to every child the organisation serves: that they may experience life in all its fullness.

Since 2010, World Vision has applied a measurement framework of broad child well-being aspirations, each with a set of outcomes, and with four global child well-being targets that reflect priorities from both our national and regional strategies. Specifically, the targets are 

  • Target 1: Children report an increased level of well-being (12–18 years)
  • Target 2: Increase in children protected from infection and disease (0–5 years)
  • Target 3: Increase in children who are well nourished (0–5 years)
  • Target 4: Increase in children who can read (by age 11 or end of primary schooling)

Setting these simple and desirable targets has helped World Vision to focus, align and evaluate the effectiveness of our strategies, programmes and investment of resources on a global scale. They enable the organisation to measure and report our contribution to children’s well-being to ensure we are accountable to the children, communities and donors we serve.

Measuring impact

World Vision measures its programmatic impact on children is through Child Well-being Reports. Annually, each World Vision country office analyses results from standardised indicators, measured in programmes implemented across a range of technical sectors, to realise these targets. As a result, World Vision is able to create a report that merges findings from individual country reports to provide a global summary account of organisational progress towards the four child well-being targets.

Child Well-being reports

2015 child well-being report

2015 Child Well-being Report

The 2015 Child Well-being Report represents 60 country offices and draws on monitoring and evaluation data from more than 1,600 programmes implementing change for children globally: in child participation and protection, health and nutrition, early childhood development and literacy, and in other key areas of World Vision’s development, relief and advocacy work.

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2014 child well-being report

2014 Child Well-being Report

The 2014 Child Well-being Report is a major milestone for World Vision. World Vision is, for the first time, able to speak as an organisation on the many paths taken by its programmers, partners and community participants towards increased child well-being.This report offers insight into some of World Vision’s successful programme models for achieving results in each of our four target areas, and reflects on challenges and priorities for meeting goals of protection, health, nutrition and education in the future. It also examines our work in disaster management and emerging evidence of the sustainability of the impact of our programming. 

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