21 May 2013
WFP assists African governments and communities to implement comprehensive, country-led, programmes to tackle hunger the world’s greatest solvable problem. In 2012, out of a total US$4.2 billion expenditure, two thirds (US$2.7 billion) was allocated to Africa. WFP is the world’s biggest buyer of food for humanitarian operations and it is the largest single purchaser of food assistance in Africa, but we do not work alone. This edition of WFP in Africa highlights our partnerships throughout the continent, illustrating the importance of working together to reach shared goals and objectives.
5 June 2012
The Annual Evaluation Report for 2011 focuses on lessons arising from implementation to date of WFP’s Strategic Plan 2008-2013. It covers 16 evaluations on: strategic themes in the transition from ‘food aid to food assistance’, such as partnerships and how Country Offices adapt to change; school feeding and WFP support to agricultural small holders and markets; and WFP’s strategic positioning and performance in Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda and Yemen; and others.
24 February 2008
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.