Cash and Vouchers, Emergencies, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, Nutrition
5 February 2014

The evaluation covers WFP’s protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 200065 “Response to Recurrent Natural Disasters and Seasonal Food Insecurity in Madagascar” (July 2010 - November 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: emergency relief, treatment of acute nutrition, cash and food for assets and capacity development. The evaluation, which makes a  number of recommendations for the future, was managed and conducted by a consultancy firm, with fieldwork taking place in November/December 2013.

24 February 2006

WFP’s Office of Evaluation commissioned this review to identify how WFP could strengthen and scale up its mother and child nutrition (MCN) interventions.

By endorsing the Food for Nutrition policy paper in 2004, WFP strengthened its corporate policy focus on nutrition issues including MCN. However, based on case studies in Cuba, India, Madagascar and Zambia the review recommends that WFP should:

• ensure the implementation of the corporate focus on nutrition including scaling up MCN interventions and coherence issues;
• improve the quality of its MCN programmes;
• improve targeting mechanisms to support MCN programmes;
• collaborate more closely with CBO’s /NGOs to establish food assistance programmes; with stronger community involvement
• have a more strategic approach towards its partnerships for MCN programmes; and
• expand its role in the establishment of local production of fortified blended foods