Policy / Publications

Key Publications


WFP and Safe Access to Firewood

"Safe, fuel-efficient stoves enable women to be the frontline champions in the battle against climate change and hunger and empower communities with immediate, practical, adaptation solutions" -  WFP...

Opening Remarks to the WFP Executive Board; Rome, Italy (07/06/10)

With your support, we stand firmly on the foundation of profound reforms and will consider at this Board new financial improvements that have made us better prepared, better positioned and better able to fulfill our...

WFP Annual Report 2010

2009 proved to be another challenging year for WFP.  Just as the number of hungry people worldwide grew to more than 1 billion - the highest number on record - the Programme also faced shrinking...

Occasional Paper 22 - Ability and Readiness of Nations to Reduce Hunger: Analyzing Economic and Governance Capacities for Hunger Reduction - G. Diriba

This study articulates countries’ ability and readiness to reduce hunger and to lay the foundation for engagement with host governments by identifying important capacity-development and hand-over activities.

WFP School Feeding Policy

The World Food Programme vision is to reduce hunger among schoolchildren so that hunger is not an obstacle to their development. WFP has 45 years of experience in school feeding, throughout which it has helped...

Opening Remarks to the WFP Executive Board; Rome, Italy (08/02/10)

My thanks to all who have been mentioned in a year of service, your great service to the World Food Programme. Mr. President, I think it is unanimous, you have successfully shepherded this Board through a challenging...

Occasional Paper 21 - Capacity Development for Hunger Solutions: Policy and Operational Frameworks - S.W. Omamo, H. Johnstone, U. Gentilini

Recent upheavals in the global food system have exposed tens of millions more people across the world to hunger. They have also laid bare the pressing need for investment in the policy, institutional, organizational...

Occasional Paper 20 - Unveiling Social Safety Nets - U. Gentilini and S.W. Omamo

Interest in safety nets and social protection is growing exponentially. Ways of strengthening them are called for in high-level statements, researched in academic articles, and implemented by practitioners. Such...

Occasional Paper 19 - Agricultural Development and Nutrition: the Policies behind China’s Success - J. Huang and S. Rozelle

China’s success in economic development is nothing short of extraordinary and has been the subject of countless studies. Relatively little attention, however, has been paid to the fundamental role that...