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Evaluation of Mauritania WFP Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023
The evaluation was commissioned by the WFP independent Office of Evaluation to provide evaluative evidence for accountability and learning to inform the design of the next CSP in Mauritania

It covers WFP activities implemented between 2018 and mid-2021 including WFP’s strategic positioning, its effectiveness in contributing to strategic outcomes, the efficiency of CSP implementation and factors explaining WFP’s performance.

The evaluation concluded that:

  • WFP remained a key humanitarian actor in the country, and the CSP framework facilitated its strategic positioning in social protection and resilience, although visibility at Government level is still limited.
  • In refugee assistance, WFP relied on the triple nexus approach developed with partners to combine humanitarian efforts with sustainable solutions, but the latter are constrained by the agro-ecological and socio-economic context.
  • Within the integrated resilience package, full synergy between the different activities is yet to be achieved, as well as ownership of the approach at the national level.
  • The consideration of cross-cutting issues has progressed, with room for further improvements on gender, environment and accountability to affected populations.
  • WFP has demonstrated a strong capacity for adaptation and flexibility, including during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Success factors included internal reorganizations, increased funding levels, and overall quality of monitoring, although difficulties persist with measuring effects of longer-terms approaches.