Using Evidence for Impact
By integrating evidence into all stages of our work, we ensure that all our initiatives are grounded in robust and credible studies and analysis.
We are a global membership organisation that is active in more than 80 countries across the world.
Our structure includes the Global Hub which is located in the United Kingdom, over 50 Country Offices and their Programme Units, 4 Regional Hubs and 4 Liaison Offices.
A who’s who of our global leadership can be found here.
Our country offices, led by our Country Directors are responsible for all programme operations within their country. Most country offices are branch offices of Plan International, Inc. with no separate governance structure. They are line managed by the Regional Hubs.
Within each country where we operate, we have programme units that manage and implement our programmes on the ground. They work directly with children and communities and work closely with partner organisations. They are most often located in the communities where programmes are implemented and are an integral part of the country office structure.
We have four regional hubs: for the Americas (located in Panama), for Asia Pacific (located in Bangkok), for the Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa (located in Nairobi) and one in West and Central Africa (located in Senegal). The Regional Hubs co-ordinate and support the work of each Country Office within its region, providing leadership and technical expertise. Regional Hubs are branch offices of Plan International, Inc. and do not have a separate governance structure. They are led by our Regional Directors, who also sit on the Leadership Team.
We have four Liaison Offices, in Geneva, New York, Addis Ababa and Brussels. They provide a platform to strengthen our partnerships with international bodies, negotiations with key decision-makers and promoting the rights of children globally.
Our Global Hub is located in Woking, United Kingdom. Our Leadership Team, other than the Regional Directors, are based in the Global Hub. The Global Hub provides leadership, alignment and services to field operations, and supports National Organisations.
As Members of Plan International, Inc’s highest decision making body, the Members’ Assembly, National Organisations play a key role in the governance of the organisation. National Organisations are also responsible for fundraising and perform a vital role in development education and advocacy in their jurisdictions. In addition, National Organisations work together with Plan International, Inc. to ensure the effective management and implementation of major grant-funded projects.
National Organisations are accountable to their donors through their national regulators and directly through their individual feedback mechanisms. They appoint delegates to sit on the Members’ Assembly, our highest decision-making authority.
National Organisations are managed by their own National Director who is accountable to their individual governing bodies for their operations.