Niger: An Evaluation of WFP’s Portfolio (2007-2011)

The Niger portfolio evaluation covers seven WFP operations and analytical work between 2007 and 2011.   The portfolio contains three distinct implementing phases, and the evaluation findings show that WFP teams in Niger successfully negotiated each of the three phases with appropriate responses strategies.

During the first phase the CO was clearly restrained in its programming choices and favoured activities that did not generate hostility from the Government of Niger in place until the coup d’état in 2010. The CO responded rapidly and effectively to the 2010 food crises during the second phase.  In 2011 WFP Niger could start implementing several changes as this third phase was the first unconstrained year without a major food crisis  and with a constructive relationship with the Government of Niger.