WFP’s Private Sector Partnership and Fundraising Strategy: An Evaluation
This evaluation assessed the quality and results of the WFP private-sector partnership and fundraising strategy, how results were achieved, and how WFP's approach could be improved. It was conducted by an independent evaluation team from February to June 2012. Good progress was being made, but full achievement of all the targets set by the strategy would require steady and continuous increases in the amounts of overall private resources and multilateral cash raised.
Six recommendations were made: develop distinct strategies for partnership and fundraising; pursue greater balance among different types of private sources; implement an integrated planning process for private-sector partnerships and fundraising; integrate private-resource mobilization into WFP's overall budget rather than funding it primarily from the management fee; change the reporting lines of the Private Partnerships Branch; and revise WFP's due diligence process.