WFP’s Country Programme 2012–2015 reflects Indonesia’s dynamic transformation from low-income to middle-income status and the challenges of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people escape the cycle of hunger and undernutrition as the country progresses economically.
Over the four years of country programme, WFP’s direct food assistance will reach 417,000 beneficiaries. The focus is primarily on eastern areas in view of the alarming undernutrition figures and capacity gaps. WFP will help the Government to reduce undernutrition to below critical levels, giving priority to the first 1000 days from the womb to 2 years of age. By increasing the emphasis on capacity development, the Country Programme aims to benefit millions of food-insecure people in the coming years.
The three strategic priorities over the period of 2012-2015 are to:
Address food insecurity through enhanced monitoring, analysis and mapping capacity
Prepare for and respond to disasters and shocks; and
Reduce under nutrition below critical levels.
In the first two areas WFP works with national level government to strengthen capacity and systems. In area 3 WFP works with local government partners to implement pilot activities that can provide lessons learned and opportunities for scaling up. Pilot projects cover the areas of Adaptation to Climate Change in NTT and NTB provinces, Local Food Based School Meals in NTT and Papua Provinces, and Nutrition in NTT province. Nutrition activities target Pregnant and lactating women and their children under two years of age with specialized nutrition products that have been developed in cooperation with private sector partners in addition to providing education on health, nutrition and hygiene to mothers.
The Country Programme 2012-2015 is designed to complement government priorities on the basis of consultation at the national and provincial levels. Its objectives are aligned with Indonesia’s five-year Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN), the United Nations Partnership for Development Framework – which is equivalent to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework – and the Indonesia Climate Change Sectoral Road Map.