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About World Vision

Building brighter futures together

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our staff work in nearly 100 countries around the world.

World Vision New Zealand is part of the World Vision International partnership, and together we have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.

With decades of experience, we employ proven, effective development and relief practices to empower communities to become self-sufficient and bring real, lasting change. We are privileged to see lives and communities transformed.

Everything we do is focused on one goal: the sustained well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable. We are committed to serving all children regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. 

It’s your generosity that enables us to bring positive change to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We pursue the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.

We ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact. In 2022, 84.4% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses were used for international program support that benefited children, families and communities in need. Learn more about our impact.

World Vision New Zealand is:

  • Registered with the Charities Commission (registration CC25984).
  • A member of the Council for International Development (CID) and is a signatory to the CID Code of Conduct (
  • Externally and independently audited every year by PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand. The auditor's full 2022 financial report can be downloaded here.
  • Governed by a voluntary board of New Zealand trustees.
  • Accountable to our international body, World Vision International.
  • Aligned with international codes of conduct setting standards and benchmarks.
  • Committed to best-practice accountability to reduce the risk of corruption and fraud.
  • Regularly peer-reviewed for adherence to governance and management standards.
<h4>Externally and independently audited</h4>

Externally and independently audited

World Vision New Zealand is externally and independently audited every year by PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand. The full 2023 general purpose financial report can be downloaded here. PricewaterhouseCoopers have conducted their audit of the financial statements in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (New Zealand) (ISAs (NZ)) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). The audit of the service performance information was conducted in accordance with International Standard on Assurance Engagements (New Zealand) 3000 (Revised) (ISAE (NZ) 3000 (Revised)). Their responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of general purpose financial report section of the above report.

<h4>CID Code Compliant Tick</h4>

CID Code Compliant Tick

World Vision New Zealand is a member of the Council for International Development (CID) and is a signatory to the CID Code of Conduct (‘the CID Code’). The CID Code Compliant ‘tick’ signifies that we have met the standards and expectations of corporate governance, transparency, accountability, and good practice, as outlined in the CID Code. Complaints relating to alleged breaches of the CID Code by any signatory agency can be made to the independent CID Code of Conduct Committee.