School Meals
6 May 2015

Nearly 85 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. This is made possible with an estimated annual investment of $4.3 billion, primarily funded from government budgets.The World Food Programme (WFP) has over 50 years of experience in school feeding (SF) and was one of the first partners of many governments in the region in the introduction, implementation and expansion of school feeding programmes.

WFP Publication
23 February 2015
Livelihoods, Capacity Building, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
7 July 2014

The mid-term evaluation covers the Honduras CP 200240 operation (2012-2016). 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, lactating women and HIV/AIDS patients; support to local  communities to improve the use of natural resources; capacity development and training for government partners.

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

Capacity Building, Gender, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
16 May 2011

Commissioned by WFP’s Executive Board when approving the Policy, this early evaluation assessed: the quality of the Policy itself; results so far; and the factors influencing these results/progress in implementation.

The Policy was timely, relevant and introduced some important new elements, based on sound principles. There are many positive features in implementation so far, but not as much tangible progress as might have been hoped, due to inherent weaknesses in the Policy and slow implementation of the necessary changes to WFP systems, incentives and procedures.