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Timor Leste: An evaluation of WFP's portfolio (2008 – 2012)

Covering the period 2008 – 2012 the Timor-Leste country portfolio evaluation assessed three main operations that encompassed: emergency relief, food-for-work/assets, school feeding, maternal and child health and nutrition, and capacity development. The evaluation found that the portfolio has been relevant and WFP’s strategy of supporting and working through government systems for delivery of basic services has been highly appropriate for the fragile state context of Timor-Leste.

 The WFP country office has been commendably opportunistic, innovative, diligent and adaptable, pragmatically adjusting on-going operations with the aim of maximising their contribution. Seven recommendations address the immediate transition strategy for Timor-Leste, handover/exit strategies in general for WFP, further strategy development for maternal and child health and nutrition, local production of fortified blended food, school feeding,capacity development and gender mainstreaming.