Smiling woman
Lisa Marie David

Annual impact report

Our approach to development provides a sustainable, long-term solution to the complex global problems, that are affecting millions of vulnerable people around the world.

This impact report provides an overview and some examples of what we have achieved during 2022/23. It highlights the amazing impact that we made in a wide range of contexts around the world thanks to supporters like you. 

 

Download the 2022/23 impact report (PDF, 9.25MB)

Our year in numbers

Since VSO started in 1958, we have worked in over 90 countries, deployed over 80,000 volunteers and supported almost 60 million people. In 2022-23, VSO reached 10.9 million people, over 7.4 million indirectly and nearly 3.5 million directly.

3.2m

Over 3.2 million were reached through our education projects.

200,000

Almost 200,000 people were reached through our resilient livelihoods programme.

90,000

Almost 90,000 people were reached through our health projects.

87,000

Over 87,000 through our wider work on resilience, inclusion and social accountability.

Stories from our work

Salma Rehmat.

"Girls deserve an education just as much as boys"

Meet 26 year-old community volunteer Salma Rehmat from Afghanistan. Salma advocates for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan to access a quality education. Find out more.

Lord Jack McConnell talks at the ACTIVE launch
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Former First Minister of Scotland welcomes launch of VSO peacebuilding project in the Philippines

On 23 January, Lord Jack McConnell, former First Minister of Scotland and former VSO volunteer, visited Camp Badre in Maguindanao del Norte, the Philippines. Hear his reflections from the trip.

Shirisha, community psychosocial support worker.
VSO/Ashok Bhandari, Mogul Media Pvt. Ltd.

Stories of empowerment: three Nepali women reclaiming their space

In Nepal, more than one in four women experience gender-based violence. To mark International Women's Day, we’re sharing the stories of three women from a VSO project in Nepal, who are helping to end violence against women and girls.

A farmer standing next to their harvested crops

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Our work

Purnima at a catch up class
Suraj Shakya

Inclusive and resilient education

Making sure everyone gets the skills they need to live a fulfilled, dignified life.

We helped over 3.2 million people to access the quality education they deserve in 2022-23.

Young female farmers in Kenya
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Resilient livelihoods

Ensuring people have the skills and opportunities needed to support themselves and their families.

200,000 people benefited from our work supporting livelihoods in 2022-23.

Girls at the She Club, a safe space for girls to learn about SRHR
Chosa Mweemba

Adolescent and youth health and wellbeing

Improving health services and empowering people to exercise their right to quality care.

We helped almost 90,000 people access better healthcare in 2022-23.