World Vision International

Evidence and Learning

Our strategy

Tracking the progress of World Vision programmes towards a better world for children is an important part of our work. World Vision’s Evidence & Learning Unit was created to strengthen our focus on monitoring and evaluation, research and learning, and knowledge management. The Evidence and Learning team will:

  • Develop, refine and share policies and guidance to support evidence building
  • Prioritise and lead strategic research and evaluation that informs programming and decision-making
  • Disseminate knowledge and facilitate learning within the organisation to influence programming outcomes
  • Share evidence of programme impact through regular reports and engagement with local communities, partners and donors

Child Well-being Targets

In 2010, World Vision clarified its definition of child well-being, and developed a framework of broad child well-being aspirations, each with a set of outcomes and four targets. World Vision now measures the success of its work against these targets:

  • 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)

Child Well-being reports

Annually, World Vision measures its programmatic impact on children is through Child Well-being reports. Each World Vision country office analyses results from standardised indicators, measured in programmes implemented across a range of technical sectors, to realise these targets. 

Read World Vision's Child Well-being reports.