Policy / Publications

Key Publications

Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies

This updated version of the policy framework includes four policies endorsed by WFP's Executive Board in 2006: (i) targeting in emergencies, (ii) food procurement in developing countries, (iii) engagement in poverty...

Engagement in Poverty Reduction Strategies

This paper reflects on the opportunities and challenges for WFP engagement in the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) process and associated programmes such as Sector-Wide Approaches (SWAPs). WFP/EB.A/2006/5-B

The Role and Application of Economic Analysis in WFP

The purpose of this paper is to present a framework for the role and use of economic analysis in WFP.  It will be used to focus WFP’s growing capacity in this area and to guide further development. This...

Financial Framework for Strategic Priority 5 Implementation

In approving the document “Building Country and Regional Capacities” (WFP/EB.3/2004/4-B), which sets out a policy framework for WFP’s Strategic Priority 5, the Executive Board requested further...

Definition of Emergencies

WFP’s existing definition of emergencies dates from 1970 and was last reviewed in 1986. The purpose of this paper is to determine the continuing appropriateness of the definition in the light of WFP’s operational...

Exiting Emergencies

Knowing how to end an emergency response can be as important as knowing when to begin
one. WFP needs to be sure that its strong capacity for emergency intervention is
accompanied by appropriate exits....

Consolidated Framework of WFP Policies


Report on the Management of Evaluation

This paper is presented to the board in response to its October 2003 request to the Steering Group on Governance to amplify three related issues to strengthen WFP’s evaluation function.

Humanitarian Principles

WFP is driven by compassion for the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly women and children, and the responsibility to use food and related assistance to save lives, relieve suffering and improve food...