WVB Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2023

World Vision Bangladesh is marking more than half a century of working to improve the lives of children, families, and communities living in poverty and injustice. In FY23, World Vision Bangladesh has reached 6.5 million people, including 4.5 million children, through its various sectoral interventions like maternal and child health and nutrition, WASH, education, child protection, climate change and adaptation, humanitarian and emergency affairs, gender equality and social inclusion. With your continued support, we look forward to collaborating further and scaling our work to bring about greater impact and transformation in the lives of every child in Bangladesh.



World Vision Bangladesh


World Vision came to Bangladesh in 1970 to assist the devastating Cyclone Bhola. The cyclone caused significant damage and resulted in the loss of many lives in the southern districts.

World Vision returned to Bangladesh the following year. They went to assist families who were seeking refuge from the war. These families resided near the Bangladesh-India border in camps.

After Bangladesh won the Liberation War, World Vision was invited in 1972 by Bangladesh’s newly established government to help the people returning home from the war. World Vision opened its first office in Birishiri of Netrokona district and, within a few short years, established programmes to sponsor Bangladeshi children, reconstruct buildings, and build hospitals and schools.

At present, climate change has become a crucial issue in Bangladesh. As per the country’s Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, an estimated 12.34%-17.95% of the coastal area will be submerged due to sea levels rising within this century.

Bangladesh has a high rate of child marriage. UNICEF says it has the highest occurrence in South Asia. 51% of married women in Bangladesh were married when they were underage (2019).

It is estimated that 13.3 million people may become internally displaced within the next 30 years due to the impact of climate change on agriculture, water accessibility, and rising sea levels (World Bank, 2022). This will affect women and girls more in terms of their food, cleanliness, schooling, and safety from harm.

World Vision Bangladesh helps vulnerable groups and communities fight climate change and social injustices by giving them knowledge and tools. Our programs in Bangladesh provide protection, education, clean water, hygiene, and nutrition to vulnerable children, based on evidence. Our child sponsorship programme continues to protect the rights of vulnerable children to obtain a proper education.

World Vision Bangladesh’s goal is to educate children on climate change and social justice, alongside building their leadership skills. Through this process, we hope to build a nation of leaders who will take the country towards a fairer, more equitable, and just society.

Our Impact


Children reached through Child Protection interventions


People reached through GESI interventions


People reached through Climate Change interventions

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Ensuring Access To Improved WASH For The Vulnerable People In Dinajpur Project

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4C Approach


World Vision Bangladesh uses the 4C approach (Children, Concern, Climate Change) for climate change and disaster risk reduction.

We are using the Ecovillage model, GESI-friendly green schools, better cookstoves, and the One Tree One Village model. These activities combined are geared towards greater awareness of climate change.

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GESI Approach


World Vision Bangladesh has integrated the Men Care approach into the components of its technical programmes.

This method teaches couples about gender equality and the importance of women's role in the household. This approach challenges traditional gender roles. It aims to ensure that women and girls in families receive the nutrition and resources necessary for their success.

I don't want girls to ever have to fall victim to child marriage, it is my plea to the whole world to help us eradicate child marriage once and for all
Monika, Former Sponsored Child with World Vision