World Vision International

Child Sponsorship Research


World Vision invests in evaluation of its child sponsorship programmes to improve their effectiveness. Latest findings...


Child Sponsorship: Does it really work?

How a World Vision sponsorship programme contributed to improvements in child well-being in Sri Lanka.


The Critical Insight Reports

Key findings

  • Findings highlight positive child well-being outcomes in all evaluated programmes.
  • Community feedback highlights positive ways children and communities have benefitted from World Vision programmes.
  • Programmes focus not just on material needs but also children’s life skills and value formation.
  • The vast majority of child sponsors find sponsorship a rewarding experience.
  • World Vision can do more to improve community participation and working with local partners.

Report Snapshots (one page)

Full Reports