Publications
Refugees and IDPs
12 April 2013

This is a synthesis of the findings and conclusions across the full series of 4 impact evaluations of the contribution of food assistance to refugees in protracted situations. The evaluations were conducted jointly by WFP and UNHCR in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Chad. The synthesis aims to provide evidence and inspiration for future corporate strategies to deal more effectively with these challenging situations.

Refugees and IDPs
12 April 2013
This theory-based impact evaluation has been managed jointly by the Offices of Evaluation of, the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It assesses the intended and unintended impacts of food assistance delivered to Rohingya refugees living in Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh since the early 1990s.  The evaluation makes strategic recommendations for improving food assistance interventions and the protective environment that will contribute to durable solutions for the Rohingya in Bangladesh. 
Refugees and IDPs, Gender, Purchase for Progress
27 March 2013

The evaluation covers WFP’s 2009 Policy for “Promoting Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Addressing Food and Nutrition Challenges” and its associated Corporate Action Plan (CAP). It was intended for both accountability and learning and focuses on assessing: i) the quality of the policy; ii) its results; and iii) the factors explaining the results.
WFP’s 2009 Gender Policy suffered from both quality limitations and a fragmented institutional response to its implementation. Yet there is evidence of some potentially valuable results for gender equality from WFP’s work, albeit disconnected from the Policy itself.  External factors have formed the major drivers for implementation and results. Recent improvements, notably in accountability systems and human and financial resourcing, suggest a welcome course correction. But a shift in gear is needed if WFP is to equitably realise its mission and mandate and respond to its international commitments on gender.
Four recommendations  support this process calling for a clearer position and a more comprehensive approach to addressing gender within WFP policies, strategies and operations going forward.
 

 

Livelihoods, Refugees and IDPs, General Food Distribution
29 January 2013

This is a synthesis of the findings and conclusions across the full series of 4 impact evaluations of the contribution of food assistance to refugees in protracted situations. The evaluations were conducted jointly by WFP and UNHCR in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Chad. The synthesis aims to provide evidence and inspiration for future corporate strategies to deal more effectively with these challenging situations.

Refugees and IDPs, General Food Distribution
16 July 2012
This theory-based impact evaluation has been managed jointly by the Offices of Evaluation of, the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It assesses the intended and unintended impacts of food assistance delivered to Rohingya refugees living in Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh since the early 1990s.  The evaluation makes strategic recommendations for improving food assistance interventions and the protective environment that will contribute to durable solutions for the Rohingya in Bangladesh. 
Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
24 August 2010

The current JAM is the eighth since the refugees settled in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazillas in 1991/92 and follows on from the JAM undertaken in 2008. The aims of this JAM were to review the food security and basic services in the two official camps of Kutupalong and Nayapara as well as self reliance opportunities. The impact of the undocumented population on the official refugees was also taken into account during this JAM.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
24 June 2008

Joint Assessment mission (JAM) carried out in Bangladesh from 15 to 24 June 2008. The JAM team observed many improvements in the Nayapara and Kutupalong refugee camps, especially in sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
31 August 2006

The objectives of this Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) were to look at the effectiveness of the operation and the overall situation and living conditions of the refugees and the possibilities for durable solutions.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2004

The Joint Assessment Mission comprising of representatives of UNHCR, WFP and the Government of Bangladesh conducted the mission from the 10th to the 17th of October 2004. The objectives of the mission were to carry out an assessment of food and non-food requirements of the ongoing operation, to focus on the underlying causes of persistently high malnutrition and to make specific recommendations on the potential to reduce dependency on food assistance, alleviation of causes of using food for other purposes, modalities of assistance, composition of the food basket and the duration of assistance.