Publications
Cash and Vouchers, Centre of Excellence against Hunger, Capacity Building, Climate Change, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Logistics, NGOs, Nutrition, Procurement, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
30 July 2014

This report captures the highlights of WFP's work in 2013 that helped meet the food needs of 3.4 million vulnerable people in Malawi.

P4P Stories from the field, Cash and Vouchers, Centre of Excellence against Hunger, Facts and Figures, Capacity Building, Climate Change, Refugees and IDPs, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
17 October 2013

WFP Malawi's September edition of its bi-monthly newsletter

Refugees and IDPs, Gender, Purchase for Progress
27 March 2013

The evaluation covers WFP’s 2009 Policy for “Promoting Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Addressing Food and Nutrition Challenges” and its associated Corporate Action Plan (CAP). It was intended for both accountability and learning and focuses on assessing: i) the quality of the policy; ii) its results; and iii) the factors explaining the results.
WFP’s 2009 Gender Policy suffered from both quality limitations and a fragmented institutional response to its implementation. Yet there is evidence of some potentially valuable results for gender equality from WFP’s work, albeit disconnected from the Policy itself.  External factors have formed the major drivers for implementation and results. Recent improvements, notably in accountability systems and human and financial resourcing, suggest a welcome course correction. But a shift in gear is needed if WFP is to equitably realise its mission and mandate and respond to its international commitments on gender.
Four recommendations  support this process calling for a clearer position and a more comprehensive approach to addressing gender within WFP policies, strategies and operations going forward.
 

 

Purchase for Progress
5 December 2012

In Malawi, WFP distributes food to targeted people in food deficit areas, refugee camps, schools and health centres. In 2011, WFP distributed 23,500 mt of assorted commodities in country. Approximately half of those (11,202 mt) were procured locally. Purchase for Progress, a 5-year pilot which started in 2008, aims at linking small scale farmers to markets by using WFP power purchase as leverage. In 2011, approximately half of the local purchases (5.126 mt) were bought from small holders. 

Purchase for Progress
1 March 2012

The P4P Primer describes the evolution of the P4P pilot during the first three years of implementation. It provides the internal and external background and context for P4P, reviews P4P in detail (including discussions of its theoretical foundations, main components and underlying assumptions), and describes selected topics in the design of P4P (including establishing targets, partnerships and capacity-building activities, the roles of government and WFP, and gender strategies). Subsequent chapters examine risks, challenges and emerging lessons.

Purchase for Progress
20 October 2011

 This report presents the key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the mid-term strategic evaluationof the WFP Purchase for Progress Initiative (P4P). P4P is a five-year pilot initiative launched in 2008 to pilot and learn from innovative programme and food procurement activities that have the best potential to stimulate agricultural and market development in a way that maximises benefits to low-income smallholder farmers. It seeks to use WFP’s demand platform to leverage smallholder agricultural growth in some of the world’s poorest countries through supply chain reforms.This evaluation was conducted by the Overseas Development Institute(ODI) in 2011. 

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.

Purchase for Progress
8 December 2010

This report presents the key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the mid-term strategic evaluation of the WFP Purchase for Progress Initiative (P4P). P4P is a five-year pilot initiative launched in 2008 to pilot and learn from innovative programme and food procurement activities that have the best potential to stimulate agricultural and market development in a way that maximises benefits to low-income smallholder farmers. It seeks to use WFP’s demand platform to leverage smallholder agricultural growth in some of the world’s poorest countries through supply chain reforms.This evaluation was conducted by the Overseas Development Institute(ODI) in 2011.

Purchase for Progress
19 November 2010

Learn more details about the specific approaches in the P4P pilot countries.

Purchase for Progress
9 November 2010

The main crops of the Chikwatula Cooperative are macadamia, maize, beans, groundnuts, soya, cowpeas, and tobacco. This farmer organization has a membership of 1,270 farmers (800 males and 470 females).