Publications
Capacity Development, Gender, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
16 May 2011

Commissioned by WFP’s Executive Board when approving the Policy, this early evaluation assessed: the quality of the Policy itself; results so far; and the factors influencing these results/progress in implementation.

The Policy was timely, relevant and introduced some important new elements, based on sound principles. There are many positive features in implementation so far, but not as much tangible progress as might have been hoped, due to inherent weaknesses in the Policy and slow implementation of the necessary changes to WFP systems, incentives and procedures.

Capacity Development
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.