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, 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.

Capacity Development, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
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.

The findings reaffirm the relevance of the Strategic Plan to addressing the complex dimensions of hunger in a changing world. Important adaptations and innovations have been made with some promising results. However, half way through the Strategic Plan cycle, leadership and investment in the change process does not yet match requirements and future effectiveness will depend on it.
Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Gender, General Food Distribution, Nutrition
16 May 2011

 The first in a series of four, this evaluation found positive short-term impacts - lives were saved; hunger was mediated; malnutrition rates  improved; and immediate security and protection were realized - but the longer-term objectives of food security, improved livelihood opportunities and asset building were not. 

Significant changes to policy and programme are needed to meet the challenges of protracted situations and to avoid chronic food insecurity.

 

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2010

A Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) 2010 was conducted in Ethiopia between 24 October and 04 November 2010 led by UNHCR, WFP and ARRA with the participation of implementing partners and donor representatives. The mission visited Eritrean refugee camps and settlements in the north, as well as Somali refugee camps in the south and east of the country. The main purpose of the joint mission was to assess the food security situation of refugees in Ethiopia, taking into account a wide range of factors that directly and indirectly affect food security as well as to assess the level of non-food assistance provided to refugees in relation to the actual needs.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
30 April 2008

Between 7th and 18th April 2008, WFP (Word Food Programme), ARRA (Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs) and UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) with the participation of NGOs (Non Governmental Organization), undertook this Joint Assesment to determine the food security situation