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P4P 6th Annual Consultation Reports

This sixth Purchase for Progress (P4P) Annual Consultation, “Beyond the Pilot – A Dialogue on Future Opportunities", provided an opportunity for partners to discuss lessons that...

P4P Procurement - Final Consolidated Report

The Final Consolidated Procurement Report (2013 - 2013) provides a comprehensive overview of Purchase for Progress (P4P) experience with smallholder-friendly procurement. For five years,...

The P4P Story - Connecting Farmers to Markets

This publication provides an overview of the achievements made, challenges faced and lessons learned throughout the five year Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot. It highlights the experience of...

Purchase for Progress (P4P) - Reflections on the pilot

This report presents WFP’s perspective on the five-year pilot, from the unique vantage point of the principal implementing agency. It provides a comprehensive view of key components of the...

Occasional Paper 24 - Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges

This paper provides an overview of the link between food insecurity and violent conflict, addressing both traditional and emerging threats to security and political stability. It discusses the...

Occasional Paper 23 - WFP and Climate Change: a Review of Ongoing Experience and Recommendations for Action

Climate change could impact hard-won development gains and affect the food and nutrition security of many of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.  As a frontline actor in the...

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...

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...