Publications
Capacity Development, Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
26 September 2013

This evaluation of food security cluster coordination mechanisms was jointly commissioned by the Offices of Evaluation of WFP and FAO – the cluster’s lead agencies.

The evaluation focuses on the utility and effects of food security coordination at the country level. The evaluation concludes that effective food security coordination creates clear benefits for humanitarian organizations and the coverage of interventions. It is broadly supported by international humanitarian actors, who perceive investments in coordination to be largely worthwhile.

However, certain constraints undermine their relevance to operations and put current achievements at risk. The evaluation recommends advocating with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee to reduce the demands of system-wide processes; clarifying roles and responsibilities in the coordination architecture; advocating for greater donor commitment to food security coordination; enhancing the lead agencies’ commitment to and capacity for food security coordination; strengthening the Global Support Team’s capacity to deploy experienced coordination staff; mentoring to promote operationally relevant coordination; and enhancing the involvement of national, local and non-traditional humanitarian actors.

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.

Crop and Food Assessments, Emergency Assessments, Livelihoods, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Floods, Food for Assets, Food Security Analysis, General Food Distribution, NGOs, Nutrition, School Meals
25 October 2010

From 2002 to 2009, WFP has assisted Nepal  with a portfolio comprising 15 operations worth US$282 million with the aims to save lives, invest in disaster preparedness, protect and rebuild livelihoods, reduce malnutrition, improve educational outcomes and develop government capacities. 

 
This report evaluates the portfolio against three questions: i) How well did WFP position itself strategically and align with government and partner strategies? ii) How did WFP make choices and how strategic were these? and, iii) How did the portfolio perform, and what were its results?
 
The evaluation found that WFP’s portfolio was closely aligned with the Government of Nepal’s and people’s needs and that WFP made good strategic choices.  Food assistance was efficiently and effectively delivered resulting in positive outcomes for food for work/assets/training, nutrition and education interventions and general food distributions. Engaging in longer-term productive safety nets, developing an integrated lifecycle approach to nutrition, maintaining emergency response capacity, enhancing WFP’s role in policy dialogue and refining ongoing operations are recommended for the future.
 
Crop and Food Assessments, Livelihoods, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Floods, Food for Assets, Food Security Analysis, NGOs, Nutrition, School Meals
4 October 2010

From 2002 to 2009, WFP has assisted Nepal  with a portfolio comprising 15 operations worth US$282 million with the aims to save lives, invest in disaster preparedness, protect and rebuild livelihoods, reduce malnutrition, improve educational outcomes and develop government capacities. 

This report evaluates the portfolio against three questions: i) How well did WFP position itself strategically and align with government and partner strategies? ii) How did WFP make choices and how strategic were these? and, iii) How did the portfolio perform, and what were its results?
The evaluation found that WFP’s portfolio was closely aligned with the Government of Nepal’s and people’s needs and that WFP made good strategic choices.  Food assistance was efficiently and effectively delivered resulting in positive outcomes for food for work/assets/training, nutrition and education interventions and general food distributions. Engaging in longer-term productive safety nets, developing an integrated lifecycle approach to nutrition, maintaining emergency response capacity, enhancing WFP’s role in policy dialogue and refining ongoing operations are recommended for the future.
 

Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
19 October 2007

In 2004, WFP formulated a three-year Strengthening Emergency Needs Assessment Implementation Plan to improve needs assessments. This evaluation reviews the first two years of implementation.