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Targeting in Emergencies

Targeting is a process that spans the life of a food aid operation, not just the initial phases of identifying beneficiaries; finding the right balance between inclusion and exclusion errors,...

Ending Child Hunger and Undernutrition Initiative: Global Framework for Action

The Ending Child Hunger and Undernutrition Initiative (ECHUI) is a global partnership that focuses attention on the causes and effects of child hunger and undernutrition. It aims to mobilize support...

Engagement in Poverty Reduction Strategies

This paper reflects on the opportunities and challenges for WFP engagement in the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) process and associated programmes such as Sector-Wide Approaches (SWAPs). WFP/EB.A/...

The Role and Application of Economic Analysis in WFP

The purpose of this paper is to present a framework for the role and use of economic analysis in WFP.  It will be used to focus WFP’s growing capacity in this area and to guide further...

Note on Humanitarian Access and its implications for WFP

This paper aims to explain the challenges faced by WFP in securing humanitarian access in conflict and non-conflict emergencies.  It also aims to describe WFP’s role and approach, within...

WFP's Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami

An EMOP was approved by the Director-General of FAO and the Executive Director of WFP on 3–4 January 2005. Supported by three Special Operations, for logistics, air services and the United...

WFP-UNHCR Joint Evaluation of the Pilot Food Distribution Projects

WFP and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have worked together for many years to provide humanitarian assistance for refugees and displaced people. This collaboration...

Pakistan - Market Assessment: Earthquake Affected Areas, December 2005

The specific objectives of the market assessment were to (i) to better understand local market structures in the earthquake affected areas; (ii) undertake a trader survey in the affected areas to...

Honduras - Market Profile for Emergency Food Security Assessments, December 2005

The purpose of this study is to develop a pre-crisis market profile for Honduras with an aim to strengthening food security assessment capacity in the country. The study is part of an ongoing...