Policy / Publications

Key Publications


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...

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...

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...

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/...

WFP HIV and AIDS Policy

This policy outlines the purpose and objectives of WFP’s HIV and AIDS programmes, the delivery methods and the tools for measuring success. It aims to give direction to WFP’s HIV and AIDS programme...

Oversight Framework and Reports Disclosure Policy

This document describes WFP’s governance and oversight framework, reporting arrangements and policy for disclosure of oversight reports.

Oversight activities promote accountability and transparency at...

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...

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...

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...

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...