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.

Capacity Development, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
5 June 2012

 The Annual Evaluation Report for 2011 focuses on lessons arising from implementation to date of WFP’s Strategic Plan 2008-2013. It covers 16 evaluations on: strategic themes in the transition from ‘food aid to food assistance’, such as partnerships and how Country Offices adapt to change; school feeding and WFP support to agricultural small holders and markets; and WFP’s strategic positioning and performance in Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda and Yemen; and others.

The findings reaffirm the relevance of the Strategic Plan to addressing the complex dimensions of hunger in a changing world. Important adaptations and innovations have been made with some promising results. However, half way through the Strategic Plan cycle, leadership and investment in the change process does not yet match requirements and future effectiveness will depend on it.
Food for Assets, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
3 June 2011

This is the first in a series of four strategic evaluations related to the transition from food aid to food assistance.  The evaluation analyzed WFP’s role in social protection and safety nets, which are increasingly seen as important mechanisms for promoting development.  The evaluation found that WFP is already contributing to social protection and safety nets, especially for some activities.  However, institutionalizing these approaches more broadly within WFP will require changes in WFP’s operations and efforts to build organizational and staff capacity.

HIV/AIDS
17 December 2010

WFP Ethiopia’s Urban HIV/AIDS programme aims to improve the nutritional status and quality of life of food insecure people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and increase the school enrollment and attendance of orphans and vulnerable children residing in HIV/AIDS-affected urban communities.

Food for Assets, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
15 December 2010

This is the first in a series of four strategic evaluations related to the transition from food aid to food assistance.  The evaluation analyzed WFP’s role in social protection and safety nets, which are increasingly seen as important mechanisms for promoting development.  The evaluation found that WFP is already contributing to social protection and safety nets, especially for some activities.  However, institutionalizing these approaches more broadly within WFP will require changes in WFP’s operations and efforts to build organizational and staff capacity.  

General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
25 October 2010

The Ethiopia Mid-Term Evaluation of the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation examines the relevance, results and factors explaining the operation’s performance in 2008 and 2009. The evaluation was conducted by three independent evaluators with fieldwork in Ethiopia in November 2009. The evaluation found that the relief component responded to the series of national economic and climate shocks and improved access to food for populations affected by insecurity and drought.

 Under the Productive Safety Net Programme it addressed the increased demand for food transfers resulting from a sharp increase in the price of food and had a positive impact on food security. 

The Targeted Supplementary Feeding component provided support to those most at risk from malnutrition, and the urban HIV/AIDS component demonstrated significant beneficial outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS on  anti-retroviral therapy and for orphans and vulnerable children. 

The evaluation includes five recommendations for further action by WFP, Government of Ethiopia and partners.

General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
24 August 2010

The Ethiopia Mid-Term Evaluation of the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation examines the relevance, results and factors explaining the operation’s performance in 2008 and 2009. The evaluation was conducted by three independent evaluators with fieldwork in Ethiopia in November 2009. The evaluation found that the relief component responded to the series of national economic and climate shocks and improved access to food for populations affected by insecurity and drought. Under the Productive Safety Net Programme it addressed the increased demand for food transfers resulting from a sharp increase in the price of food and had a positive impact on food security. The Targeted Supplementary Feeding component provided support to those most at risk from malnutrition, and the urban HIV/AIDS component demonstrated significant beneficial outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS on  anti-retroviral therapy and for orphans and vulnerable children. The evaluation includes five recommendations for further action by WFP, Government of Ethiopia and partners.