Policy / Publications

Key Publications


WFP Policy Formulation

 In May 2009 the Bureau requested information on the policy development process; the 2008 Annual Evaluation Report presented to the Board at its 2009 Annual Session also highlighted the need to clarify how...

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 has helped...

WFP Gender Policy

Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry people are women and girls; 20 percent are children under 5. ...

Vouchers and Cash Transfers as Food Assistance Instruments: Opportunities and Challenges

This document sets out WFP’s policy framework on the use of vouchers and cash transfers and shows how such instruments fit into the organisation's strategic framework. WFP/EB.2/2008/4-B

Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies

This updated version of the policy framework includes policies endorsed by WFP's Executive Board in 2007–2008, with regard to WFP’s Private Sector Partnership and Fundraising Strategy. WFP/EB.2/2008/4-F...

Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies

At its Annual Session in 2002, WFP's Executive Board welcomed the Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies and asked the Secretariat to submit the latest version of the policy framework as an information paper each...

Food Procurement in Developing Countries

WFP’s current policy is to procure food in a manner that is cost-effective, timely and appropriate to beneficiary needs, encouraging procurement from developing countries to the widest extent possible. When...

Targeting in Emergencies

Targeting is a process that spans the life of a food aid operation, not just the initial phases of identifying beneficiaries; finding the right balance between inclusion and exclusion errors, opportunity costs and...

Note on Humanitarian Access and its implications for WFP

This paper aims to explain the challenges faced by WFP in securing humanitarian access in conflict and non-conflict emergencies.  It also aims to describe WFP’s role and approach, within the wider United...

Ending Child Hunger and Undernutrition Initiative: Global Framework for Action

The Ending Child Hunger and Undernutrition Initiative (ECHUI) is a global partnership that focuses attention on the causes and effects of child hunger and undernutrition. It aims to mobilize support for national...