Policy / Publications

Key Publications


2013 - Building Resilience on a Fragile Continent - WFP and Climate Change in Asia

WFP is a frontline actor in the fight against hunger, and is working with governments across Asia to support country-led solutions to the impact of climate change and climate-related hunger.

2013 - The Right Food at the Right Time - WFP and Nutrition in Asia

Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life – from the womb to two years of age – can lead to irreversible damage to children’s minds and bodies. The World Food Programme in Asia is targeting its...

2012 - Addressing Undernutrition in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Production of nutritious biscuits and Super Cereal is part of WFP efforts to address undernutrition and fight hunger in DPRK. A child’s daily ration costs 5 US cents a day.

The Year in Review, 2011

Natural catastrophes and political upheaval defined 2011.  WFP’s food assistance reached nearly 100 million people in 75 countries around the world. The vast majority — nearly 83...

WFP Preparedness and Response Enhancement Programme

This document outlines WFP’s progress in enhancing its capacity to prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Preparedness and Response Enhancement Programme is a WFP-wide initiative that aims to improve WFP...

Mid-Term Review of the WFP Strategic Plan (2008-2013)

This mid-term review provides summary findings and recommendations based on the first four years of implementation of the Strategic Plan. It has two objectives: i) to provide insights and recommendations for the...

Update on WFP's Role in the Humanitarian Assistance System

Recent crises in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere have confirmed that WFP – including as the global cluster lead agency for logistics and emergency telecommunications, and the joint lead agency, with the Food...

Update of WFP's Safety Net Policy

The nature and volume of its  activities demonstrate WFP’s leading role as a global practitioner in internationally defined safety nets. This paper updates WFP’s 2004 policy framework in light of...

Follow-Up to WFP Nutrition Policy

In February 2012 the WFP Executive Board approved the “WFP Nutrition Policy” , which set out WFP’s work with partners in the United Nations, civil society, academia and the private sector to assist...

Getting to Zero: WFP's Role as a UNAIDS Cosponsor

At the request of the WFP Executive Board, WFP provides regular updates on implementation of its HIV and AIDS policy. Approved...