This era of rapid and accelerating change affects World Vision and our peers in the non-profit sector as much as anyone else.
The explosion of ‘big’ data, the pervasiveness of mobile technology, the increasing vacuum of political leadership, the ascendency of fear over hope – all affect our work.
Even the face of poverty is morphing. In a generation, populations once defined as ‘poor’ are now making progress, while those in fragile states and conflict-affected regions are slipping behind.
Some global trends affect those with the least resources more severely, including the negative aspects of urbanisation, the dramatic increase of climate-related emergencies, and rising inequality between the hyper-rich and the unreached poor.
Confronting this requires a transformation in our sector. But change is never abstract. It’s always personal … and that’s why it’s so difficult. MORE