Country programme 200249 (2012–2016) was designed in line with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2012–2016) and the new Economic and Social Policy Document 2011–2015. The objectives of the UNDAF document are to: i) create opportunities for economic development in rural areas; ii) ensure access to basic social services; and iii) improve governance in order to support sustainable human development.
WFP will provide support by: i) rehabilitating environmental and productive infrastructure to improve household food security and assist vulnerable groups in rural areas in coping with climate shocks; ii) providing nutritional support to children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women, as part of a programme to address acute malnutrition and offer nutritional education; and iii) supporting the provision of school feeding for children aged 3 to 12. A component involving social safety nets in peri-urban areas will be incorporated at a later stage.
This country programme, which will reach 1.9 million beneficiaries, reflects the recommendations of the mid-term evaluations of the preceding country programme (104510) and of protracted relief and recovery operation 106120.
The country programme will contribute to WFP’s Strategic Objectives 2, 3, 4 and 5,1 and Millennium Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.2 It is designed to lay the groundwork for gradual hand-over to the Government by strengthening national capacity at the central and local levels.