2017 Vodafone Foundation Annual Report

For over 25 years, we have used our fundraising capability and access to Vodafone networks, technology, customers and employees to connect communities with the tools they need to make a difference. This report is a brief overview of our 2016-17 financial year.

Vodafone Foundation Annual Report 2017 (350KB)


2017 World of Difference Programme Evaluation

We commissioned Point Research to undertake an evaluation of our World of Difference programme, as part of our 2017 Strategic refresh. The evaluation looked at the impacts and effects of 12 years of World of Difference Funding, as well as key learnings for the Foundation to take forward.

World of Difference Programme Evaluation – Summary (1.2MB)

World of Difference Programme Evaluation – Full (2.5MB)


Effective Interventions for Vulnerable Young People Literature Review

We commissioned the Centre for Social Impact to pull together a landscape mapping and research scan for successful interventions for vulnerable young people.

Effective Interventions for Vulnerable Young People Literature Review – Summary (240KB)


Y-NEET: Empirical evidence for NZ

This study was completed by Gail Pacheco at the Auckland University of Technology and employs data from the Household Labour Force Survey for the years 2004-2015 to paint a comprehensive portrait of the Y-NEET population in NZ. This is done in terms of age, gender, education, region, and a range of other individual and household characteristics. The literature on predictors of NEET status, as well as outcomes after a period of being NEET are summarised from the relative international and NZ studies. The cost of youth disengagement is also highlighted in terms of the lost productivity, as well as the additional burden on public finances. This cost is constructed for both NZ and Auckland in particular, as well as estimates for different ethnic subgroups across the country.

Y-NEET Empirical evidence for NZ