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The Kyrgyz Republic: An evaluation of WFP's portfolio (2008–2012)

This country portfolio evaluation managed by the WFP Office of Evaluation covers the period since WFP started operating in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2008 and assesses: i) the alignment and strategic positioning of WFP’s operations in the country; ii) the drivers of key strategic decisions; and iii) the performance and results of WFP operations. 

The evaluation found the WFP activities appropriate, and their delivery highly efficient. During the periods when food assistance is provided, it has made a measurable contribution to recipient household income, which has led to more predictable consumption of staples amongst some of the poorest households at critical times. While the portfolio has gradually moved towards a better strategic positioning and alignment with government priorities, there is however a need to better integrate the food assistance programme within the national social protection efforts.