WFP has just rolled out a new global information system designed to bring the agency big advantages in governance and accountability. By improving our ability to measure performance in all areas of our work, we are better able to report results to our stakeholders.
WINGS II is the updated version of the WINGS system that WFP has used since 2001 to keep track of all of its activity, from planning projects and tracking food aid shipments to managing finances and paying staff salaries.
Here is WFP’s Deputy Executive Director Amir Abdulla, project owner, answering key questions about the new 'WINGS II' software system.
1) What is WINGS II and what will it do for WFP?
2) What will WINGS II mean in terms of accountability and governance?
3) How does WINGS II fit in with the new International Public Sector Accounting Standards?