Publications
Capacity Development, Food for Assets, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
19 October 2014

This report synthesizes the findings of 12 WFP operation evaluations conducted between July 2013 and July 2014. The operations were implemented in diverse settings, from refugee camps to development contexts. They had a combined planned value of USD 3billion, targeted 14.3 million beneficiaries a year, and were of varying types, durations and sizes.

The evaluations found that amid some of the most difficult operating conditions in the world, WFP’s operations cohered well with national and sector policy frameworks. WFP is directly influencing and helping to formulate policy and strategy in many locations, and is increasingly engaging in joint programming.

Many of the external factors affecting results are features of WFP’s complex operating terrain, including political instability. Funding was a major constraint. Internal factors are symptomatic of an organization in transition, with progress in introducing changes, but business practices still to be oriented to new external and corporate realitiesThe lessons presented in this synthesis report aim to support WFP as it becomes increasingly fit for purpose.

Cash and Vouchers, Refugees and IDPs, General Food Distribution, Nutrition, School Meals
5 February 2014

The evaluation covers the operation Regional EMOP 200438 Assistance to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Affected by Insecurity in Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger (2012-2013). It was intended for both accountability and learning and focuses on assessing: i) the appropriateness and coherence of the operation; ii) its results; and iii) the factors explaining the results.

The evaluation assessed the nutritional support to refugees and internally displaced persons delivered throughout: general food distribution; cash and food for assets; nutritional support to children under five, pregnant and lactating women; supplementary feeding to infants aged 6-59 months; and school feeding.

The evaluation, which makes a number of recommendations for the future, was managed and conducted by a consultancy firm, with fieldwork taking place in 2014.​

Capacity Development, Climate Change, Food for Assets, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
5 February 2014

The mid-term evaluation covers WFP’s country programme (CP) 200163 (2011-2015). It was intended for both accountability and learning and focuses on assessing: i) the appropriateness and coherence of the operation; ii) its results; and iii) the factors explaining the results.

The evaluation assessed the following activities: school feeding, nutritional support to children under five, pregnant and lactating women and HIV/TB patients, cash and food for assets, local purchase and support to local production of fortified foods as well as capacity development. The evaluation, which makes a number of recommendations for the future, was managed and conducted by a consultancy firm, with fieldwork taking place in January/February 2014.

Nutrition
10 June 2009

Burkina Faso is amongst the poorest countries in the world, ranking 173rd out of 179 in the UNDP’s 2008 Human Development Index. Roughly half of the country’s population does not have sufficient access to the food needed to meet minimum energy requirements. From the early 1990s, there was worrying evidence of increasing prevalence and incidence of undernutrition in Burkina Faso.

Capacity Development, Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition
5 November 1998

The project seeks to encourage regular attendance at health facilities of expectant and nursing mothers whose children are at risk of malnutrition. While attendance has increased in the beneficiary centres, it has not become more regular, for a variety of reasons.