The April 2017 conflict in Wau resulted in the displacement of about 67,165 people. These people were displaced from Wau town and are currently living in POC (Protection of Civilian site) and other collective centers such as churches. WFP has been providing food assistance to these displaced populations on a monthly basis.
WFP has multiple response options ranging from in-kind assistance to market-based interventions. It is necessary to conduct a market assessment for an informed decision on the intervention modality. Thus this market assessment was conducted in November 2017 in order to understand the functionality of market and to measure the capacity of traders in Wau to respond to the additional demand.
The assessment used traders’ surveys, key informant discussions and focus group discussions. Data collection was administered by enumerators using tablets, while the team leaders conducted key informant discussions and a focus group discussion with Chamber of Commerce officials.