Policy / Publications

Key Publications


Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies

The document provides a compendium of all policies that remain relevant to WFP‘s strategy and have not been superseded by newer policies. This framework continues to organize new policies according to the...

WFP Policy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

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 2010, more than 50 percent of WFP‟s programmes...

Compendium of WPF Policies Relating to the Strategic Plan

At the request of the Board at EB.2/2010, this “Compendium of WFP Policies Relating to the Strategic Plan” has been completely rewritten and re-organized, highlighting policies that are relevant to WFP's...

Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020

 At the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries in Istanbul, Member States agreed on the Istanbul Programme of Action for  Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 (A/...

Update on the Implementation of WFP's Policy on Vouchers and Cash Transfers

This paper provides an update on implementation of the 2008 policy “Vouchers and Cash Transfers as Food Assistance Instruments: Opportunities and Challenges” (WFP/EB.2/2008/4-B). Since 2008, the portfolio...

Update on WFP's Response to HIV and AIDS

In view of the increasing complexity of the HIV situation WFP is adopting a more specific role, shifting from mitigation to enabling access to treatment and positive outcomes through nutritional support. The new HIV...

Climate Change and Hunger

This note informs about  ways in which WFP  can contribute to supporting governments and communities in their efforts to achieve food security in the  context of climate change. WFP has important...

WFP Policy on Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction activities frequently form part of WFP’s work programme: food-for work activities for example often aim to improve livelihood opportunities and make communities more resilient, while...

WFP Policy on Capacity Development

This document provides an update on the implementation of the 2004 policy “Building National and Regional Capacities” (WFP/EB.3/2004/4-B), which developed a framework for WFP’s then-Strategic...

WFP Evaluation Policy

 Evaluation at WFP was initiated in 1965 when it was recognized as an essential function to support good management practices. Since then, the evaluation function has undergone a number of changes. In most...