Publications
WFP Publication, P4P Stories from the field, Cash and Vouchers, Crop Production, Food Consumption, Market Analysis, Capacity Development, Monitoring, Climate Change, National Capacity, Qualitative Analysis, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Gender, Nutrition, School Meals
24 April 2014

WFP’s role in Ecuador includes strengthening capacities and becoming a learning office. As generating evidence and informing public policy is a stated priority of the Government of Ecuador, and a recognized role for the international cooperation, WFP works with local governments to understand the underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition and the capacities that exist to address the main determinants of malnutrition.
Recent efforts in knowledge generation include:
• On-the-job learning to allow for innovation and understanding of what works in different contexts;
• Exchanging of experiences with partners and beneficiaries to identify how WFP can improve activities on an ongoing basis; and
• Learning from rigorous studies and impact evaluations, conducted jointly with respected research institutions.

The 2013 Ecuador Annual Report highlights lessons and learning, but also results as WFP works with the Government of Ecuador to make malnutrition a visible issue at the top of public policy agendas.

Crop Production, National Capacity, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition, School Meals
27 March 2014

WFP works with local governments to introduce innovative solutions to promote the food and nutrition security and integration of the over 1,000 new asylum-seekers  that enter Ecuador each month, and of vulnerable Ecuadorian families from the host communities.

Cash and Vouchers, Emergency Assessments, Food Consumption, Capacity Development, Monitoring, Climate Change, National Capacity, Qualitative Analysis, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Floods, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Food Security Analysis, Gender, Nutrition, School Meals
22 May 2013

Ecuador WFP Ecuador’s 2012 Annual Report documents a compilation of best practices in learning, innovation, and improved tools to reach the most vulnerable and improve their food and nutrition security. With the aim of being the partner of choice that builds the resilience of poor communities in the face of natural disasters, climate change, and food and nutrition insecurity, WFP in Ecuador has worked with the national and local governments to foster innovation, improve tools and take proven solutions to scale.

Cash and Vouchers, Capacity Development, Monitoring, Climate Change, National Capacity, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Nutrition, School Meals
24 August 2012

WFP’s goal in Ecuador is to be an innovative partner, support government policies and priorities, contribute to food sovereignty, food and nutrition security of vulnerable people, and gender equality.  The Strategy for 2012-2016 outlines an approach with national and local governments, communities and all the sectors involved in food and nutrition security. Representatives of 15 government agencies participated in developing the Strategy, in line with the priorities of the Government’s National Development Plan and the 2008 Constitution.

Cash and Vouchers, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Nutrition, School Meals
24 August 2012

To diffuse tensions between refugees and Ecuadorian communities and promote integration in both urban and rural areas, WFP supports the food and nutrition security of refugees and Ecuadorians, in alignment with government priorities, with a special focus on women. The operation is planned for three years. WFP aims to assist annually 45,015 beneficiaries at a yearly cost of US$ 3.5 million.

Capacity Development, Climate Change, National Capacity, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
31 May 2012

In Ecuador, WFP supports national efforts to promote food and nutrition security, and the government’s food sovereignty priorities. WFP prioritizes participatory collaboration with governments, communities, the private sector and others who share the aim to improve food and nutrition security for all.
The Government of Ecuador endorsed WFP’s strategy for 2012–2016, supporting a collaborative process involving representatives of 15 ministries. The strategy was developed to closely align WFP efforts in support of the priorities outlined in the government’s National Development Plan, the 2008 Constitution, the working framework of the United Nations (UNDAF), and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Cash and Vouchers, Ambassadors, Capacity Development, Climate Change, National Capacity, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
31 May 2012

In close coordination with the government, the WFP Country Office in Ecuador undertook a series of projects in favour of vulnerable populations. Assistance to Colombian refugees and their host communities in the northern border; the Cash and Voucher project; an initiative on adaptation to Climate Change with funding from the Adaptation Fund, were central to WFP’s work during 2011. Click on the link below to read this annual report available in English and Spanish.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
31 July 2011

The Joint Mission UNHCR-WFP was made up by a technical team specialized in topics of nutrition, logistic, security and protection; they were under the joint supervision of a WFP Representative and the Deputy Director of UNHCR in Ecuador. The assessment began during the month of February 2011.