World Vision started its development initiatives in Nepal in 1982 by donating funds to local groups for building hospitals and providing health care. In response to the 1988 earthquake, World Vision helped local non-governmental organisations in providing assistance to the people affected. Similarly, in 1993, World Vision helped people affected by the floods through local partners. World Vision formally started its long-term development work in Nepal after signing both general and project agreement with the Social Welfare Council in 2001.
Over the past years, World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) has funded community development in 14 districts namely Bhaktapur, Doti, Jumla, Kathmandu, Kaski, Kailali, Lamjung, Lalitpur, Morang, Rupandehi, Sunsari, Udayapur, Achham and Sindhuli through its Area Development Programmes (ADP). In 2013, four ADPs in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Kaski and Lalitpur districts phased out. World Vision is currently operational in 11 districts with 16 ADPs and projects in Lalitpur working with a goal to empower vulnerable children, their families and communities in Nepal to improve their quality of life with dignity and peace.
Area Development Programme (ADP)
ADP is our primary approach to carry out the transformational development in the community where we work. ADP is a long term development programme (10 to 15 years) in which World Vision works with the poor and its partners in specific, defined, targeted geographical locations to address micro and macro poverty issues in the sectors of Maternal Child Health and Nutrition, Education, Livelihood, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Child Protection.
World Vision believes that partnering with others is a key factor in bringing about lasting changes in communities. WVIN partners with government, community groups, NGOs and the private sector; WVIN adopts a multi-stakeholder approach to partnering, recognising that all of these different groups have an important role in creating change. The nature of the partnering relationship varies depending on the issues being addressed, and the resources and capacity of the different partners involved.
How we are accountable
World Vision is accountable to private and government donors, to public agencies charged with legal oversight, to our funding offices and to those whom we serve. Internal and external audits and evaluations are conducted regularly to ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
How we are funded
We receive funding from private donors and bilateral agencies through our support partners in World Vision Australia, World Vision Canada, World Vision Hong Kong, World Vision Korea, World Vision Switzerland, World Vision Taiwan, World Vision Japan, World Vision Singapore and World Vision UK.