Policy / Publications

Key Publications


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2012 - 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...

2012 - Rio+20: Towards a Sustainable World Free from Hunger

At Rio+20, food and nutrition security is high on the agenda together with other issues that are critical for ending hunger and for achieving sustainable development. 

WFP Nutrition Policy

Action on nutrition is accelerating in different sectors, nationally and globally, and involving governments, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector. This policy...

WFP Humanitarian Protection Policy

This policy document outlines what humanitarian protection means for WFP, and proposes directions for sustainable engagement aimed at making WFP’s presence safer and its assistance safer and more dignified.

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...