Mid-Term Evaluation of the Southern Africa PRRO 10310.0

The mid-term evaluation recognizes the challenges faced by the regional bureau and country offices in implementing the operation and acknowledges WFP’s success in providing food assistance to food-insecure people across the region despite limited staffing and uncertain funding. The operation targeted 5.5 million beneficiaries at a cost to WFP of US$404.5 million for 656,573 mt of food for Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia. Zimbabwe benefited in mid-2005 from unallocated emergency resources; it was included in the PRRO in late 2005 in a budget revision. Namibia, previously covered by its own emergency operation, was integrated in January 2006.