Publications
Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
31 March 2013

Following the enforcement of restrictive and discriminatory citizenship laws in Bhutan, over 100,000 refugees from Bhutan fled to Nepal in the early 1990s, where they were recognized on a prima facie basis by the Government of Nepal (GoN). The refugees from Bhutan were originally settled in seven refugee camps in south-eastern Nepal, where the GoN and UNHCR provided them with basic humanitarian assistance and international protection, in cooperation with other national and international partners, including WFP. The Government of Nepal (GoN) and local communities have generously hosted refugees from Bhutan since their arrival two decades ago, despite their own limited resources.

To assess the situation in the camps and the assistance provided to the refugees, Joint Assessment Missions (JAMs) have been conducted periodically by UNHCR and WFP with assistance from the Government of Nepal, the implementing/cooperating partners, and NGOs. The 2012 Joint Assessment Mission was held during June 2012. Representatives of UNHCR and WFP conducted field visits in the camps, accompanied by observers from donors (ECHO, EU, and the US Embassy). Findings and recommendations were presented to the Country Directors of UNHCR and WFP in Kathmandu and then to the Government of Nepal.

Crop and Food Assessments, Emergency Assessments, Livelihoods, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Floods, Food for Assets, Food Security Analysis, General Food Distribution, NGOs, Nutrition, School Meals
25 October 2010

From 2002 to 2009, WFP has assisted Nepal  with a portfolio comprising 15 operations worth US$282 million with the aims to save lives, invest in disaster preparedness, protect and rebuild livelihoods, reduce malnutrition, improve educational outcomes and develop government capacities. 

 
This report evaluates the portfolio against three questions: i) How well did WFP position itself strategically and align with government and partner strategies? ii) How did WFP make choices and how strategic were these? and, iii) How did the portfolio perform, and what were its results?
 
The evaluation found that WFP’s portfolio was closely aligned with the Government of Nepal’s and people’s needs and that WFP made good strategic choices.  Food assistance was efficiently and effectively delivered resulting in positive outcomes for food for work/assets/training, nutrition and education interventions and general food distributions. Engaging in longer-term productive safety nets, developing an integrated lifecycle approach to nutrition, maintaining emergency response capacity, enhancing WFP’s role in policy dialogue and refining ongoing operations are recommended for the future.
 
Crop and Food Assessments, Livelihoods, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Floods, Food for Assets, Food Security Analysis, NGOs, Nutrition, School Meals
4 October 2010

From 2002 to 2009, WFP has assisted Nepal  with a portfolio comprising 15 operations worth US$282 million with the aims to save lives, invest in disaster preparedness, protect and rebuild livelihoods, reduce malnutrition, improve educational outcomes and develop government capacities. 

This report evaluates the portfolio against three questions: i) How well did WFP position itself strategically and align with government and partner strategies? ii) How did WFP make choices and how strategic were these? and, iii) How did the portfolio perform, and what were its results?
The evaluation found that WFP’s portfolio was closely aligned with the Government of Nepal’s and people’s needs and that WFP made good strategic choices.  Food assistance was efficiently and effectively delivered resulting in positive outcomes for food for work/assets/training, nutrition and education interventions and general food distributions. Engaging in longer-term productive safety nets, developing an integrated lifecycle approach to nutrition, maintaining emergency response capacity, enhancing WFP’s role in policy dialogue and refining ongoing operations are recommended for the future.
 

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2008

The 2008 Joint Assessment Mission was held from 9 through 20 June. Representatives from UNHCR and WFP and two donor representatives (ECHO, and the US Embassy) based in Kathmandu accompanied their colleagues based in Damak in the far eastern areas of the Terai in Nepal for three days of field visits in the camps. The Mission participants were divided into three teams, each with specific areas of focus. The findings and recommendations of each team were consolidated and presented to the entire mission members and the implementing partners in Damak. They were then revised and presented to the Country Directors of UNHCR and WFP in Kathmandu and then the
Government of Nepal.