The Strategic Plan (2008-2013) lays out a framework for potential action for WFP. The Strategic Objectives reflect the changing nature of food aid and hunger, and WFP's history, experience and comparative advantages. They also reflect the continued importance of coherence in United Nations delivery at the country level. This 2008-2013 Strategic Plan marks a historical shift from WFP as a food aid agency to WFP as a food assistance agency, with a more nuanced and robust set of tools to respond to critical hunger needs. Its overarching goal is to reduce dependency and to support governmental and global efforts to ensure long-term solutions to the hunger challenge.