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Evaluation of Ghana WFP Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023
The evaluation was commissioned by the independent Office of Evaluation to provide evaluative evidence for accountability and learning to inform the design of the next WFP country strategic plan (CSP) in Ghana.

It covers WFP activities implemented between 2018 and September 2022.

The evaluation assessed WFP’s strategic positioning and role and the extent to which WFP has made the strategic shift expected by the CSP; WFP’s contributions to strategic outcomes; efficiency and factors that explain WFP performance.

The evaluation concluded that:

  • Overall, WFP made progress in Ghana in shifting from delivering assistance to enabling national capacities. It demonstrated how market-based approaches to strengthening food systems can improve nutrition.
  • The CSP supported the Government in addressing food security and nutrition needs of vulnerable populations. However, its intervention logic could have better linked community-level activities with capacity strengthening and policy coherence interventions.
  • The CSP remained relevant to needs throughout and adapted well to COVID-19. However, it did not adequately address capacity gaps for crisis preparedness, community resilience, and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
  • The shift to an enabler role was hampered by lack of a clear management plan and by limited funding for capacity strengthening and policy coherence interventions.
  • Gender equality and protection were integrated successfully, but affected populations were not consistently consulted.
  • Partnerships with Government and private sector were crucial, but collaboration with UN agencies was limited