Policy / Publications

Key Publications

2018 - WFP and the Retail Sector

How does WFP increase the purchasing power for customers of WFP-contracted shops through cash-based assistance? Learn about the benefits that WFP and local retailers provide for the people we serve.

2017 - The cost of the double burden of malnutrition - social and economic impact

WFP’s report reveals that the combined impact of undernutrition and overweight/obesity, also known as the “double burden of malnutrition,” has contributed to the loss of billions of dollars to Latin...

2017 - At the root of exodus: Food security, conflict and international migration

WFP undertook this study to determine the role that food security and other factors play in compelling cross-border migration. Drawn from quantitative and qualitative research, the study gives voice to people who...

2017 - WFP's Policy on Climate Change

The Climate Change Policy articulates WFP’s contribution to national and global efforts to reduce climate change impacts on hunger, including strengthening resilience of vulnerable communities to climate-...

2017 - SysFOOD – The Systemic Food Assistance Initiative

The Systemic FoodA Initiative (SysFOOD) aims to boost and expand efforts to enhance food system performance across the globe.

2017 - MENA Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection: A partnership for enhanced nutrition, education and resilience

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection aims at enhancing the effectiveness, broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes supporting marginalized...

2017 - How school meals contribute to the SDGs

School meals have multiple benefits and there is hard evidence that supports this claim. However, due to the multi-faceted nature of school meals, it is difficult to obtain a complete overview of the evidence.

2016 - Syria Year in Review

Through the eyes of those we serve, this innovative report tells the story of WFP’s work in 2016 to support four million people each month in Syria.

2016 - South-South and Triangular Cooperation

This publication explores how WFP facilitates South-South cooperation to help countries advance their national objectives and build capacities to fight hunger and malnutrition towards achieving Agenda 2030. Seven...

WFP Strategic Plan (2017-2021)

The Strategic Plan (2017–2021) aligns WFP with the 2030 Agenda, focusing on ending hunger and contributing to revitalized global partnerships to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sets...