Policy / Publications

Key Publications


Follow-up to General Assembly Resolution 63/232 on Operational Activities for Development of the United Nations System: Extension of the WFP Strategic Plan

The Executive Director recommends that the Board extend the current WFP Strategic Plan by two years, until the end of 2013. A mid-term review of the WFP Strategic Plan (2008–2011) would be undertaken in 2010...

Resourcing for a Changing Environment

The purpose of this strategy revision is to examine the progress made in recent years, consider lessons learned and identify new opportunities; it provides a roadmap to guide and strengthen the alignment and...

WFP's Role in Humanitarian Assistance

At its First Regular Session of 2009, the Secretariat was asked to prepare a document on WFP’s role in the humanitarian system, in particular as it has evolved since the Humanitarian Response Review was...

Steps Forward: Implementation of WFP Strategic Results Framework (2008-2013)

This document has been prepared to share WFP's experience to date in using the Strategic Results Framework (2008-2013). It outlines challenges faced, along with suggestions for how to address them

WFP Policy Formulation

 In May 2009 the Bureau requested information on the policy development process; the 2008 Annual Evaluation Report presented to the Board at its 2009 Annual Session also highlighted the need to clarify how...

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...

WFP Gender Policy

Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry people are women and girls; 20 percent are children under 5. ...

Vouchers and Cash Transfers as Food Assistance Instruments: Opportunities and Challenges

This document sets out WFP’s policy framework on the use of vouchers and cash transfers and shows how such instruments fit into the organisation's strategic framework. WFP/EB.2/2008/4-B

Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies

This updated version of the policy framework includes policies endorsed by WFP's Executive Board in 2007–2008, with regard to WFP’s Private Sector Partnership and Fundraising Strategy. WFP/EB.2/2008/4-F...

Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies

At its Annual Session in 2002, WFP's Executive Board welcomed the Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies and asked the Secretariat to submit the latest version of the policy framework as an information paper each...