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Key Publications


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...

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...

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...

Update on the Implementation of the WFP Gender Policy: Corporate Action Plan (2010-2011)

This paper provides an update on the implementation of the WFP  gender policy corporate action plan (2010–2011)

WFP and the African Union

This paper, prepared  at the initiative of the WFP Secretariat, examines the relationship between WFP and the African Union. It analyses the degree of congruence between their strategic approaches with the aim...

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...

WFP in Africa - 2011 Facts and Figures

WFP assists African governments and communities to implement comprehensive, country-led, hunger solution programmes. WFP spends more than 50 percent of its global assistance in Africa. In 2011, out of a total US$3.8...

WFP Policy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management – brochure version

Disaster risk reduction is a central priority for WFP in light of the profound impacts that disasters have on food-insecure and vulnerable populations worldwide. In 2011, more than 50 percent of WFP’s...