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P4P Country Programme Profiles

Learn more details about the specific approaches in the P4P pilot countries.

Revolution: From Food Aid to Food Assistance - Innovations in Overcoming Hunger

“… modern WFP not only delivers food – it delivers hunger solutions. It is not instrument-based, but problem-based. This historical shift – the revolution – has...

Humanitarian Assistance in Conflict and Complex Emergencies

The June 2009 Conference on Humanitarian Assistance in Conflict and Complex Emergencies generated two days of rich discussions, culminating in a set of actionable steps and ways forward. This report...

WFP in Myanmar 2009 Annual Review

This Report provides insight into the work and achievements of WFP in Myanmar during 2009.  It details the modalities used to deliver food support to those in need, as well as the partnerships...

Occasional Paper 22 - Ability and Readiness of Nations to Reduce Hunger: Analyzing Economic and Governance Capacities for Hunger Reduction - G. Diriba

This study articulates countries’ ability and readiness to reduce hunger and to lay the foundation for engagement with host governments by identifying important capacity-development and hand-...

Occasional Paper 21 - Capacity Development for Hunger Solutions: Policy and Operational Frameworks - S.W. Omamo, H. Johnstone, U. Gentilini

Recent upheavals in the global food system have exposed tens of millions more people across the world to hunger. They have also laid bare the pressing need for investment in the policy, institutional...

Occasional Paper 20 - Unveiling Social Safety Nets - U. Gentilini and S.W. Omamo

Interest in safety nets and social protection is growing exponentially. Ways of strengthening them are called for in high-level statements, researched in academic articles, and implemented by...

Occasional Paper 19 - Agricultural Development and Nutrition: the Policies behind China’s Success - J. Huang and S. Rozelle

China’s success in economic development is nothing short of extraordinary and has been the subject of countless studies. Relatively little attention, however, has been paid to the fundamental...

School feeding: a sound investment

In 2009, WFP and the Boston Consulting Group conducted a study which assessed the monetary costs and economic benefits of providing school meals. The study, based on data from Lao PDR and Kenya, and...

Bellagio Report

Following the G8 Summit on 10 July, leaders and experts from around the world met in Bellagio, Italy to discuss how the historic food security commitments in L’Aquila could translate into practical...