16 October 2014
Bolivia is a low income country with a population over 10 million. More than 25% of total population and 45% of rural households cannot afford a minimum food basket (UDAPE, 2010). Bolivia has a highly decentralized approach to school feeding, which has led to a variety of implementation systems, some involving local farmers. By 2011, school feeding coverage in primary education became close to universal, but there isn’t yet a national programme or policy framework. To complement the lunch ration distributed by the government, WFP provides a breakfast ration and micronutrient powders.
Below you will find links to a case study on Bolivia written by WFP in both English and Spanish, which were finalized in July, 2014. There is additionally a one page summary of the case study in English.
21 December 2011
18 November 2011
With US$2,5 million in European Union Food Facility funding, Bolivia’s rural schools, small farmer associations and communities have developed new ways to produce and market food, making them more resistant to the shocks of soaring global food prices and natural disasters. EU aid has also helped link small farmers into larger food production chains, helping to lift them out of poverty and into the mainstream economy.
20 May 2011
The Annual Evaluation Report for 2010 focuses on operational issues arising from evaluations of country portfolios and operations, and impact evaluations of selected school feeding programmes.
The findings reaffirm WFP’s corporate areas of strength in responding to emergencies under the most difficult circumstances and in providing school feeding, as one of the Programme’s flagship programmes. However, impact evaluations of these programmes also showed the importance of implementing school feeding in cooperation with partners who invest in education sector improvements. Areas where largest improvements can be made relate to food-for-work, where funding often is curtailed and thus strategic objectives moved beyond reach, and nutrition where the ambiguous objectives and small size of programmes make it difficult to demonstrate results.
15 December 2010
This strategic evaluation analysed the role of WFP in ending long-term hunger. Three activities were identified to contribute to that goal: MCHN,SF and FFW/A.
Based on overall evaluation findings, the team concluded that long-term hunger cannot be tackled in isolation. This conclusion led to one of the six recommendations; WFP should approach hunger holistically, integrating short-term and long-term hunger solutions. The other five recommendations are related to each of the five evaluation questions, common to all four strategic evaluations in this series.
- 30 July 2014 Indigenous Guaraní Women Organize Nutrition Fair
- 12 February 2014 WFP Assists Chaco Families Affected by Drought in Bolivia