Publications
Capacity Development, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, Nutrition, School Meals
19 October 2014

This report synthesizes findings of evaluations conducted between July 2013 and July 2014, covering 12 operations with a combined planned value of USD 3 billion (totalling over USD 1.7 billion funded), which targeted 14.3 million beneficiaries a year, were of varying types, durations and sizes and implemented in diverse settings.

The evaluations found all operations cohered well with national and sector policy frameworks. WFP is directly influencing policy and strategy formulation, and increasingly engaging in joint programming. WFP delivered broadly relevant food assistance, with most operations appropriate to overall needs; however, insufficient differentiation in the analysis and planning of some operations compromised planning for specific beneficiary needs. Results were inadequately documented, particularly at the outcome level, mainly because of weak monitoring systems. Evaluations revealed that the full extent of WFP’s achievements – and under-achievements – is not currently reflected in reporting systems. General food distribution, school feeding and nutrition activities delivered well against coverage targets, with weaker performance in food assistance for assets.  Evidence found that WFP served beneficiaries with less food than planned, however. Gender sensitivity was limited.

At the outcome level, WFP made most progress under Strategic Objective (SO) 1 - saving lives. Only limited data were available on SO2 (preventing acute hunger and investing in disaster preparedness and mitigation) and SO5 (capacity-development). Assessment of efficiency and sustainability was shallow; few operations were characterized as generally efficient or potentially sustainable.

External factors affecting results include WFP’s complex operating terrain and funding. Internal factors are symptomatic of an organization in transition, progressing in introducing changes, but with business processes needing to adapt. The lessons presented in this synthesis report aim to support WFP as it becomes increasingly fit for purpose.

Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, General Food Distribution, Nutrition
5 February 2014

The evaluation covers the operation Chad PRRO 200289 Targeted Food Assistance for Refugees and Vulnerable People Affected by Malnutrition and Recurrent Food Crises (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 following activities: prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition; support to households and communities to improve food security, resilience and disaster recovery; general food distribution; targeted nutritional support; food for work; food for training; local procurement and early warning systems.

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.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2013

L’objectif global de cette évaluation est de déterminer le niveau actuel de sécurité alimentaire des réfugiés et leur capacité de résilience dans le camp de Belom. Plus spécifiquement, il s’agit de :

  • Apprécier le profil de sécurité alimentaire des refugiés en fonction de leur moyen d’existence et de leur capacité de résilience ;
  • Estimer la proportion (nombre) des ménages de réfugiés en insécurité alimentaire en indiquant leur profil socio économique ;
  • Déterminer les causes de l’insécurité alimentaire et analyser les contraintes actuelles auxquelles les ménages des réfugiés sont confrontés par rapport à leurs moyens d’existence ;
  • Evaluer la gravité de l’insécurité alimentaire par l’analyse des risques et chocs conjoncturels/chroniques auxquels les ménages sont exposés ;
  • Élaborer des scénarii pour les quatre prochains mois (juin à septembre) pour prévoir l’évolution de la situation de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle.
Emergency Assessments, Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
23 May 2013

L’objectif général de la mission était d’évaluer la situation des différents groupes (réfugiés, retournées et la population hôtes), leurs besoins (alimentaires et non alimentaires) et de formuler des suggestions et des recommandations relatives au type d’assistance immédiate (option des réponses et stratégies mise en oeuvre) à apporter à ces populations en particulier. Cette évaluation a permis ainsi de disposer d’informations précises sous les groupes les plus vulnérables, leurs besoins alimentaire et non alimentaire et la période et la durée de l’assistance.
De manière spécifique, les nouvelles informations collectées serviront à :

  • Analyser la sécurité alimentaire des ménages notamment leurs moyens d’accès à la nourriture ;
  • Identifier et analyser les moyens de subsistance des ménages et leur capacité d’autosuffisance alimentaire ;
  • Déterminer les besoins prioritaires immédiats des différentes groupes ;
  • Déterminer la gravité de l’insécurité alimentaire et les contraintes actuelles auxquelles les ménages sont confrontés et leur capacité d’adaptation ou leurs stratégies de survie ;
  • Définir les types d’assistance alimentaire et non alimentaire pour sauver des vies et pour renfonrcer les moyens de subsistance et capacité de résilience des ménages et des communautés vulnérables.
Refugees and IDPs
12 April 2013

This is a synthesis of the findings and conclusions across the full series of 4 impact evaluations of the contribution of food assistance to refugees in protracted situations. The evaluations were conducted jointly by WFP and UNHCR in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Chad. The synthesis aims to provide evidence and inspiration for future corporate strategies to deal more effectively with these challenging situations.

Refugees and IDPs
12 April 2013

This theory-based impact evaluation has been managed jointly by the Offices of Evaluation of, the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It uses a mixed-method approach.
It assesses the outcomes and impacts of the food assistance delivered to refugees from the Central African Republic since their arrival in southern Chad from 2002 and draws lessons regarding its contribution to durable solutions for the refugees.

 

Livelihoods, Refugees and IDPs, General Food Distribution
29 January 2013

This is a synthesis of the findings and conclusions across the full series of 4 impact evaluations of the contribution of food assistance to refugees in protracted situations. The evaluations were conducted jointly by WFP and UNHCR in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Chad. The synthesis aims to provide evidence and inspiration for future corporate strategies to deal more effectively with these challenging situations.

Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, Nutrition
15 March 2012

This theory-based impact evaluation has been managed jointly by the Offices of Evaluation of, the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It uses a mixed-method approach.
It assesses the outcomes and impacts of the food assistance delivered to refugees from the Central African Republic since their arrival in southern Chad from 2002 and draws lessons regarding its contribution to durable solutions for the refugees.
 

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2009

A Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was jointly organized by UNHCR and WFP from October 15-20, 2009 to investigate the status of assistance to Central African Refugees in Southern Chad, overall nutritional status of refugees, and level of self-reliance.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
30 September 2008

A multi-agency team of fifteen persons visited six refugee camps and two IDP (Internally displaced persons) sites in eastern Chad over a period of eight days.