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.

WFP Publication, Emergency Assessments
16 September 2014


  • Heavy rainfall in South Sudan and insecurity along the transport routes, has resulted in a decrease in the arrival rates, especially into Uganda and Kenya.
  • Relocation from Leitchuor and Nip-Nip camps in Ethiopia is underway as the Government continues to identify land for resettlement of new arrivals.
  • WFP requires US$111 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.
  • Since mid-December, more than 450,000 South Sudanese have arrived in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.
WFP Publication
16 September 2014


  • WFP urgently requires US$90 million for the next six months (July-December) to meet the needs of all its programmes in Kenya based on current assessed needs.
  • Funding is also required to ensure timely re-sponse in case of increasing emergency needs and to expand resilience-building activities.
  • Food and nutrition security in the arid and semi-arid lands is precarious after two poor rainfall seasons. Recent nutrition surveys indi-cate a deteriorating situation in Baringo, Man-dera, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana and Wajir.
  • WFP’s new Country programme for July 2014-June 2018 emphasizes capacity building of national institutions and county governments to reduce risks and enable them (together with vulnerable communities) to meet their own food and nutrition needs.
Non-WFP Publication, Evaluation, Research
12 May 2014

The United States Department of Agriculture assessed the feasibility of implementing a locally produced school feeding (LPSF) program to increase small-scale farmers’ agricultural productivity and marketing capacity, and thus improve incomes, in four Sub-Saharan African countries. Research was conducted in Mali, Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda. This paper details the results.

WFP Publication, Evaluation
12 May 2014

This evaluation covers a ten-year period of WFP-assisted school feeding in Kenya. In the global context of WFP, Kenya is one of the largest and most long-standing programmes of school feeding.The three school feeding activities under review here are the Country Programme 1999-2003 (CP 10009), Country Programme 2004-2008 (CP 10264), and the school feeding components of Emergency Operation (EMOP) activities during 2004-07. The WFP-assisted school meals target all schools in the arid lands, the most vulnerable schools in semi-arid lands, and the informal urban slums in Nairobi and Mombassa.

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

The evaluation covers the operation Kenya PRRO 200174 Food Assistance to Refugees (2011-2013). 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: general food distribution; blanket and targeted supplementary feeding for vulnerable groups, school meals and take-home rations, a fresh food voucher pilot, food for training, and food for assets among the host community residents.

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 2014.​

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.
Emergencies, Food for Assets, General Food Distribution, Nutrition, School Meals
20 May 2011

 The Annual Evaluation Report for 2010 focuses on operational issues arising from evaluations of country portfolios and operations, and impact evaluations of selected school feeding programmes.

The findings reaffirm WFP’s corporate areas of strength in responding to emergencies under the most difficult circumstances and in providing school feeding, as one of the Programme’s flagship programmes. However, impact evaluations of these programmes also showed the importance of implementing school feeding in cooperation with partners who invest in education sector improvements. Areas where largest improvements can be made relate to food-for-work, where funding often is curtailed and thus strategic objectives moved beyond reach, and nutrition where the ambiguous objectives and small size of programmes make it difficult to demonstrate results.

Capacity Development, Climate Change, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
14 February 2011

This report presents the key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the WFP Kenya country portfolio evaluation.

Nutrition, School Meals
6 January 2011

The first in a series of evaluations of the impact of school meals concludes that meals have helped boys and girls get into and through primary school and even on to secondary school. But the school meal is not enough to reverse the negative trend in drop-out rates as the students approach puberty, especially for girls in rural areas. Enhancing the cross-sector collaboration between agencies is necessary to maximise the gains of school meals. The Government of Kenya has taken important steps in this direction and WFP is in a key position to support this further.