Learning Hubs


The goal of the Youth Empowerment Learning Hub is to empower youth to become agents of change in their communities for child well-being through championing their meaningful participation in evidence-based practices, strengthening partnerships within and outside of World Vision and fostering innovation.  Youth empowerment refers to initiatives and interventions that involve youth as partners and participants at all stages of the decision making process to determine goals, planning and implementation. Those initiatives are to be collective, democratic, pro-social processes.  

Child Protection and Participation

The goal of the Child Protection and Participation Learning Hub is to champion innovation, evidence and impact of national-level interventions. 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.


The Health Learning Hub exists to build on and promote local interactions and innovations at the country and field level, leading to regional patterns for learning, scale, and impact opportunities.  The primary mandate is to draw upon internal and external innovation and resources to generate learning based on priority models and approaches.

Policy Change for Children

The vision of the Policy Change for Children (PC4C) Learning Hub is 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.  To accomplish this, PC4C’s primary mandate is to draw upon internal and external innovation and resources to generate learning and to produce an evidence base that will identify successes worthy of refinement and replication.   PC4C’s goal is to enable and empower the regional to reach its goal of improving the well-being of 10 million children.  To achieve this goal, World Vision must rely on large scale government action.  PC4C aims to provide the right intelligence to NOs, including advocacy approaches, political strategy and external relationships that increase the political incentives and capacity of our region’s governments to act on behalf of their children in significant and life-changing ways. 


World Vision recognizes that gender is a social determinant that strongly influences behaviours and practices of men, women, boys and girls and affects the quality of life for each and every one. The goal of the Gender Learning hub is to build and promote local interactions, innovation and change at the country and field level that lead towards gender equality for all.


The vision of the Education Learning Hub is to improve educational outcomes that support the World Vision aspiration of “children are educated for life”, which consists of the following outcomes:  1) Children read, write and use numeracy skills; 2) Children make good judgements, can protect themselves, manage emotions and communicate ideas; and 3) Adolescents ready for economic opportunity. Various approaches such as community engagement, support for effective teaching, and use of localized learning resources will be used to achieve these improved learning outcomes.

Local Level Advocacy

The vision of the Local Level Advocacy Learning (LLA) Hub is to equip programme staff with evidence-based approaches for learning and impact in order to enable World Vision and its partners to empower communities to influence decisions and practices for improved child well-being. The LLA seeks to engage in and influence legal/policy processes, support development of by-laws and ordinances, local level institutional reforms, mobilization of communities for social change, and promote the rights of children and minorities. LLA work also contributes to building evidence for policy creation or reform at national level.  

Economic Development

The Economic Development (ED) Learning Hub exists to develop and refine technical approaches to help local World Vision become the partner organizations of choice for donors, government, other NGOs and contractors seeking to facilitate local economic development in poor communities throughout the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The purpose of local economic development (LED) in MEER is to build up the economic capacity of a local area to improve its economic future and the quality of life for all.


The vision of the Urban Learning Hub is to have an improved impact of urban programmes on children and youth in the countries World Vision is working in across the region. The Urban Learning Hub explores the most pressing urban trends in the region and explores effective ways to operate city-wide programmes ensuring a good platform for a larger voice of children and youth at city level and increased impact on child well-being.