World Vision International

Pushing the boundaries of Development through Learning and Impact

Across the Middle East, Eastern European and Southern Asia region, we are pushing the boundaries of development to ensure our programmes bring about the most significant positive impact on child well-being possible. Through the work of a multi-disciplinary teams--called learning hubs--comprised of development experts, field practitioners, implementing partners and academic scholars, we are rethinking the way development work is done. Our learning hubs are building, testing and refining and scaling new development models based on evidence of their impact. This work is happening in nine key focus areas which align with World Vision’s overarching strategy of helping vulnerable children to enjoy life in all its fullness.

Child Protection and Participation

Child protection consists of all measures taken to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and all other forms of violence against children.  Child participation refers to children’s ability to contribute to their own protection and that of others. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled. Access tools to replicate high-impact programmes.

Economic Development

The purpose of local economic development learning hub is to build up the economic capacity of a local area to improve its economic future and, as a result, the quality of life for all. The key element involves increasing people’s productivity, which leads to an increase in their income and assets. Creating an economic enabling environment promotes productivity and engages the public, business and non-governmental sector partners to work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled. Access tools to replicate high-impact programmes.

Education

Through our educational programmes, we aspire for all children to educated for life, which means: they are able to read and have basic numeracy skills; they make good judgements and they can protect themselves, manage their emotions and communicate their ideas. And, for adolescents, it means they are ready for economic opportunities. World Vision partners with local communities, governments and educational institutions to make this a reality. Depending on the context and specific needs, World Vision’s educational programmes take different forms: early childhood development, formal and non-formal educational opportunities, second chance and remedial education as well as life skill development and career/vocation support. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled. 

Gender Equality

Our learning hub focused on gender exists to develop effective models and approaches which seek to eliminate discrimination against women and girls; empower women and girls and help achieve equality between women and men as well as boys and girls, The programmes are intended to achieve long-term transformational change of social norms, practices and behaviours of communities to better support the well-being of girls, boys, women and men in all aspects of gender equality. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled.

Health

The health learning team is working to develop evidence-based, cost-effective and sustainable models that improve sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition as well as early childhood development outcomes. These outcomes are being achieved through promoting local, national interactions and innovations based on priority models and approaches. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled.

Local Level Advocacy

The vision of the local level advocacy team is to equip field staff with evidence-based approaches to enable World Vision offices and its partners to empower communities to influence decisions and practices for improved child well-being. The local level advocacy team seeks to influence legal/policy processes, support the development of by-laws and ordinances, encourage local level institutional reforms, mobilize communities for social change as well as promote the rights of children and minorities. Local level advocacy efforts are designed to contribute to building evidence for policy creation or reform at national levels. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled.

Policy Change For Children

Policy Change for Children exists to increase World Vision’s impact on child well-being by leveraging its field-based presence, evidence and partnerships for effective and tangible advocacy campaigns and policy debates that deliver policy reform. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled.

Urban Programming

The Urban learning hub explores the most pressing urban trends in the region—those are related to safety, protection and resilience (especially in fragile states), urban response to human-made and natural disasters, economic opportunities for urban youth as well as the inclusion of most vulnerable groups (such as refugees and minorities) in urban programmes. Through this work, World Vision is developing effective ways to operate in urban contexts and city-wide programmes while ensuring children’s’ voices are heard in the decision-making process. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled. 

Youth Empowerment

The goal our youth empowerment work is to empower youth (15-24) to and help them become agents of change in their communities for child well-being. This is done by championing their meaningful participation in the evidence-based practices, strengthening partnerships within and outside World Vision and its partners as well as fostering innovation. Learn about the work World Vision is doing in this area across the region. Explore the new programming models being researched, piloted and scaled.