About Us

World Vision is one of the largest INGOs focused on child well-being with a reach of more than 4.3 million children across 90 countries. We are already present in the world’s most rapidly urbanising countries and regions. However, the urbanisation of poverty has presented NGOs like us with largely unexplored territory.

In 2008, recognising an organisational need to respond and adapt to the  growing trend of urbanisation, and its negative impact on the most vulnerable groups, especially children, World Vision launched an action-research and learning approach to investigate the relevance of its current development models and frameworks in urban settings.