The objective of this evaluation was to determine achievements and shortfalls in WFP’s
capacity development work and to learn from these experiences. WFP views capacity development in its strategic plan (2006-2009) as the means to: “strengthen the capacity of countries and regions to establish and manage food-assistance and hunger-reduction programmes.” The most common areas for WFP capacity development are project management, analysis and assessment, food management, logistics, and supporting decentralisation efforts.
The evaluation focuses on the quality of the Building National and Regional Capacities Policy (2004), its implementation and results of operations, and WFP’s capabilities and tools available to implement the Policy.
Seven key recommendations emerged from the evaluation, among them the need to clarify the objectives of the policy and then update it to bring WFP’s policy in line with latest thinking on capacity development.