Occupied Palestinian territory PRRO 10387.1: September 2007 and August 2009.
The Occupied Palestinian territory underwent protracted emergency and renewed crisis during the period under review (September 2007 to August 2009), including major conflict at the end of 2008. The overall humanitarian situation deteriorated, particularly in the Gaza Strip, and the number of vulnerable people increased.
The PRRO has been relevant, appropriate and reasonably coherent in addressing the humanitarian needs of its beneficiaries.
The relief components of the PRRO – in support of vulnerable groups – were generally effective in meeting their targets, except in the early phase of the operation, despite some significant disruptions to the pipeline. However, recovery components failed to meet targets, particularly in FFW interventions, because of funding shortfalls.
Cost efficiency has generally been good, given the exceptional circumstances in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Local purchase has generally been justified and should be extended.
The main impact has been to help arrest or reduce the decline in assets, purchasing power, food security and well-being of the sizeable target population by providing significant economic benefits.
The evaluation makes 24 recommendations for improving WFP’s operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. These cover all operation components, procurement and logistics, finance, advocacy, planning, and monitoring and evaluation.