World Vision International Executive Office 1 Roundwood Avenue Stockley Park Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1FG, UK



World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people and serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. The World Vision "partnership" is a federation of independent national level World Vision entities and World Vision International, which is the operating entity in some countries and also acts as the coordinating body for the partnership.

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Organisations / agencies covered

World Vision International started publishing in 2015, on behalf of all World Vision offices receiving grant funding (with the temporary exception of World Vision UK and World Vision Netherlands who have contractual requirements to publish in greater detail than World Vision International had initially been able to publish).

Timeliness of Data

The data published on the IATI Registry every quarter will have a 3 – 4 months lag. Note that expenditures in multi-year activities are not currently disaggregated by year, and we publish a total expenditure with the date of the most recent update. This can lead to the impression that all expenditure occurred in a single year, rather than spread across the duration of the grant. This is something we will be correcting in our next update.

Frequency of publication


Frequency of publication (extra comments)

Institutional grants will be published on a quarterly basis and we are exploring publishing privately funded activities annually.

Units of Aid

World Vision is currently publishing institutional grants and each grant is the unit of aid and is largely dependent on the donor, sectors, recipient country, etc. Multi-country grants and grants held by consortia of offices within World Vision are all published as single activities. Where World Vision is a member of a consortium led by another agency, that lead agency which distributes the funds on behalf of the consortium is identified as the donor. World Vision is currently exploring the publishing information about privately funded activities (aggregating investment in each sector within each country).

Segmentation of Published Data

The data is currently published as a single activity file.

Data Definitions and References

Internal sector codes on institutional grants are mapped out to DAC 5 CRS codes for IATI compatibility.

Field Exclusions

Currently working on including results based on the data posted on the IATI registry.

Record Exclusions

WV excludes information where a) there are security concerns, in order to protect those working in sensitive geographic environments, b) information may be politically or culturally sensitive and c) funding partners specify that they should be excluded. More details on information that can be made available to the public is in WV’s Open Information policy.


We will not publish information about grants below the value of USD $50,000

Other Constraints

No other constraints.

Data Quality

World Vision’s approaches IATI as an open data initiative. The data published undergoes a rigorous process of internal validation before it is posted on the registry. The data is not yet comprehensive of all of World Vision’s operations, given the above mentioned exclusions and occasions when accurate and complete data is not yet available, and so there may be some differences with other published financial data. World Vision International’s annual Accountability Report provides fuller financial data and discloses the proportion of funds on programming, fundraising, and administrative costs, along with other information that enables stakeholders to hold World Vision to account in fulfilling its promises.

User Interface

No. But the data can be viewed using

User Interface Website