The World Food Programme (WFP) is always looking to collaborate with NGOs that share our philosophy and goals, from organizations skilled in distribution, monitoring or early warning activities to those working in food-security assessments, advocacy for food and nutrition-related issues, or local coordination of food-security activities.
Working together ensures that our efforts are not duplicated and that we use our resources in a complementary way. By speaking with a common voice, we can be better advocates for the communities we serve.
How we partner with NGOs
Depending on the type of partnership arrangement, NGOs partnering with WFP fall into four main categories:
- Capability partners – support the design and implementation of programmes and operations
- Resource partners – provide human, financial and technical resources
- Knowledge partners – contribute information, evaluation and analysis
- Advocacy partners – support advocacy for Zero Hunger
Field Level Agreement (FLA)
A Field-Level Agreement (FLA) is the main agreement used in all types of NGO partnership arrangements. It is used in all circumstances where NGOs handle WFP resources or implement activities on WFP's behalf. An FLA promotes global consistency in the partnership cycle and gives both parties the assurance that their interests are protected by law.
2021 Field Level Agreement – new!
In response to user feedback indicating the FLA was difficult to manage, we are piloting a new format and structure in the first half of 2021. The new format will be available for ground-truthing in countries where FLAs are being developed from February 2021 onwards. The pilot version is in English only.
Legacy: Pre-2021 Field Level Agreement
The general conditions and all annexes constitute a Field Level Agreement between WFP and the NGO partner.
Four sets of Special Conditions are provided to regulate activities related to different tools or modalities of assistance:
- Annex 1-A: Special conditions for food distribution and related activities (English I French I Spanish I Arabic)
- Annex 1-B: Special conditions for cash distribution activities (English I French I Spanish I Arabic)
- Annex 1-C: Special conditions for vouchers monetization activities(English I French I Spanish I Arabic)
- Annex 1-D: Special conditions for implementation and monitoring of cash and vouchers activities (English I French I Spanish I Arabic)
A revised FLA budget template was introduced in March 2017 on the basis of the new cost structure under the Country Portfolio Budget. It is used to calculate payments to NGO partners as part of a Field Level Agreement.
Emergency Field Level Agreement (e-FLA)
The Pre-2021 FLA Template (above) should be used for emergencies (or the new template if in a pilot country) because the simplified budget introduced under the Integrated Road Map (IRM) structure is coupled with existing flexibility to have shorter-term FLAs as needed. From 2021 onwards there is no Emergency FLA template. More guidance will be available soon.
WFP Country Strategic Plans
Read more about WFP’s Integrated Road Map and its Country Strategy Plans: WFP Country Strategic Plans - A Guide for NGOs.