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Malawi - School Meals Programme - May 2010

WFP' s support to school meals in Malawi began in 1999 on request from the Government of Malawi. Subsequently, WFP implemented a pilot project targeting 23,000 pupils in 24 schools in Dedza District...

Impact Evaluation of WFP School Feeding Programmes in Kenya (1999-2008): A Mixed-Methods Approach

The first in a series of evaluations of the impact of school meals concludes that meals have helped boys and girls get into and through primary school and even on to secondary school. But the school...

WFP School Feeding Policy

The World Food Programme vision is to reduce hunger among schoolchildren so that hunger is not an obstacle to their development. WFP has 45 years of experience in school feeding, throughout which it...

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...

Swaziland - Support to Children's Education

School in drought-affected ares such as the Lubombo and Shiselweni regions have high numbers of children from food-insecure households. These are areas that also have the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence...

The School Meals Essential Package

WFP entered into partnership with UNICEF in 2002 to collaborate through an integrated package of cost-effective intervention to improve the nutritional status and health of schoolchildren. This paper...

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...

Learning from Experience: Afghanistan case study

Afghanistan School Meals Programme is WFP’s largest. It strongly addresses gender disparity through the provision of take-home rations. Moreover, it represents a good example of evidence-based...

Learning from Experience: Brazil case study

Brazil National School Meals Programme is one of the largest in the world. Started in 1955, it reaches almost 50 million beneficiaries and represents a good example of national ownership of a School...