World Vision International

Development Programming Guidance

The focus of the Development Programmes Approach is equipping local-level staff to work effectively with communities and partners towards the sustained well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The approach serves as a vehicle to integrate and focus WV’s development programmes on child well-being priorities – including the child wellbeing targets in the WV national office strategy.

WV’s Development Programme Approach is built on good practices from many WV offices and programmes, as well as learning from other organisations. It reflects and enables continuous improvement of WV’s development practice. The essentials of the approach should be applied flexibly in context, based on a national office’s experience and learning.

WV's Development Programme Approach is understood best through a set of key resources which include the Handbook for Development Programmes, Good Practices Guide for Putting Development Programmes Into Action and additional programming tools and guides found on this website.

Additional Supplementary Guidance is available for applying WV's Development Programme Approach in key contexts such as Fragile Contexts and Urban Contexts.

The Guidance for Leadership and Management in applying DPA is also a helpful resource for those in leadership positions.

A one page guide on Child Well-Being Outcomes and Aspirations is helpful when learning about WV's Deveopment Programmes Approach.

TOOLS FOR EACH STEP IN THE CRITICAL PATH

The Critical Path is a process for putting WV’s Development Programme Approach into action. It is a flexible process that programme staff can apply as appropriate in their context.  The Critical Path has been developed to help WV programme staff collaborate with communities and local stakeholders towards the sustained well-being of children – especially the most vulnerable. It is intended to ensure effective response to the needs of children in the near term and the long-term. Based on learning and good practices from programmes across WV, it is designed to build on existing local efforts and enable local ownership from the very beginning of a programme.

WV’s primary roles along the Critical Path are to facilitate the community and local stakeholders to conduct a joint planning process and to build the capacity of local stakeholders to implement and manage shared projects. The planning process may also identify a direct implementation role for WV in shared projects – especially when children’s needs are urgent and local partner capacity is limited. When this is the case, WV always works to strengthen local capacity to assume these roles over time. WV’s role may need to expand again if a disaster strikes or conflict arises.

Step 1: Who are we?

Exploring Perceptions Tool

Learning and Discernment Resources

Message Box Tool

Sponsorship Community Engagement Toolkit

Supplementary Guidance for Redesign

Who We are Here Tool

Step 2: Who are you?

Registered Children Projection and Allocation Tool

The Spider Diagram Tool

Sponsorship Community Engagement Toolkit

Supplementary Guidance for Redesign

World Vision Child Protection Policy and Standards

Understanding Government Contributions to Child Wellbeing

Step 3: What is already being done?

Community Conversations Tool

Exploring our Context - Part 1 Facilitation Guidance

Exploring our Context - Part 2 Facilitation Guidance

Exploring our Context - Part 3 Facilitation Guidance

Facilitator Training Workshop Tool

Identification and Listenting to the Most Vulnerable Children Tool

Sponsorship Community Engagement Toolkit

Social Mapping Tool

Step 4: What more can be done?

Building Consensus Tool

Community Summit Tool

Identification and Listening to the Most Vulnerable Children Tool

Sponsorship Community Engagement Toolkit

Supplementary Guidance for Redesign

Step 5: What can we do together?

Decision Gate Tool

Compendium of Indicators for Child Well-being

Guidance on Effective Integration between ADPs, Microfinance Institutions and National Offices

Identification and Listening to the Most Vulnerable Children Tool

Onion Tool

Project Models and Adapts

Sponsorship Programming Tools

Understanding Government Contributions to Child Wellbeing

Step 6: Who will contribute what?

Child Selection Tool

Guidance for Financial Partnering

LEAP Budget Tools (login required)

LEAP Finance and Budget Standards

LEAP Programme Design Document (PDD)

LEAP Programme Design Document Appendicies V3

LEAP Programme Design Document Review Tool

Sponsorship Community Engagement Toolkit

Step 7: How do we manage together?

Compendium of Indicators for Child Well-being

Guidance for Financial Partnering

LEAP Mid-Year Programme Management Report

LEAP Annual Programme Management Report

LEAP Programme Management Report Review Tool

LEAP Evaluation and Design (guidelines and template)

LEAP Evaluation Report (guidelines, template and review tool)

LEAP Evaluation Terms of Reference (guidelines and template)

LEAP Finance and Budget Standards

Most Significant Change Tool

Sponsorship Community Engagement Toolkit

Step 8: How do we transition together?

Learning and Discernment Resources

Most Significant Change Tool

(Interim) Programme Transition Guidance