Policy / Publications

Key Publications

2013 - First Thousand Days : Feeding bodies, feeding minds

The Nutrition Life Cycle: Hunger starts in the womb. Malnutrition in the first 1,000 days can lead to irreversible damage to minds and bodies. Working towards zero hunger, WFP nourishes children throughout...

The Cost of Hunger in Africa: Swaziland 2013

Swaziland loses 3.1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), or some US $92 million annually, from the long-term impact of chronic childhood hunger.

Some 270,000 adults, or more than 40 percent of the...

2012 - Nutrition at the World Food Programme - Programming for Nutrition-Specific Interventions

A condensed reference guide which aims at strengthening efforts to treat moderate acute malnutrition, and to prevent chronic and acute malnutrition, with a focus on the first 1000 days.

The Cost of Hunger in Africa: Egypt 2013

Implications of Child Undernutrition on the Social and Economic Development of Egypt, June 2013.


Quick Facts on Egypt Study

  • Today, more stunted children in Egypt...

The Year in Review, 2012

The year 2012 was dramatic for WFP and for the people we serve. Amidst floods, droughts and war, WFP and its partners distributed 3.5 million metric tons of food assistance to 97.2 million people in 80 countries. Our...

2013 - State of School Feeding Worldwide

The first State of School Feeding Worldwide report, produced by WFP provides a global picture of developments in school feeding, with maps, analysis, and research.

2011 & 2012 - WFP-EU Partnership

In 2011 and 2012, the EU (Member States and the European Commission) supported WFP operations in more than 30 countries with over €2 billion. 

2012 - WFP's Safety Nets Policy

The nature and volume of its activities demonstrate WFP’s leading role as a global practitioner in internationally defined safety nets.

2012 - HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, the region most affected by the HIV epidemic, WFP’s food and nutrition support is an essential part of HIV treatment and care.

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.