Publications
WFP Publication
3 June 2015

Highlights

  •  With 1.9 million people assisted, Phase I of WFP’s operation is coming to an end. Phase II of the operation has now begun in some districts providing rations of rice, pulses and oil. Conditional and unconditional cash transfers have also been introduced.
  • Four weeks into its emergency operation, WFP has begun implementing a cash transfer programme. Providing cash allows the earthquake-affected people to select the food of their preference and improves efficiency of the operation by significantly reducing dependency on the extremely difficult logistics of moving food. To begin, WFP is striving to reach 3500 households in two districts— Makwanpur and Sindhuli. 
  • WFP is working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to set up 50 mobile clinics in some of the worst affected districts in Nepal.
  • WFP’s food assistance has played a critical role in ensuring that food insecurity does not escalate further. An assessment carried out by WFP on behalf of the food security cluster (FSC) indicated that food assistance was the main source for cereals and pulses for close to 40 percent of the surveyed households.
  • WFP has received generous contributions from many donors, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, ECHO, Germany, Japan, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, United States, UN CERF.
  • WFP has received more than US$5 million from the private sector. A contribution of US$1.64 million was made by the people of Thailand through a public fundraising campaign led by Thai TV Channel 3.
WFP Publication
30 March 2015
Food for Assets, School Meals
16 November 2012

The World Food Programme works with governments across Asia to design and manage large-scale, innovative programmes, focused on those who need them most. These programmes are often called ‘safety nets’ – projects designed to protect the most vulnerable at critical times, and so allow them to make the most of each new opportunity to improve their lives.

Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition, School Meals
21 December 2011
This strategic evaluation analysed the role of WFP in ending long-term hunger. Three activities were identified to contribute to that goal: MCHN,SF and FFW/A.  
 
Based on overall evaluation findings, the team concluded that long-term hunger cannot be tackled in isolation.  This conclusion led to one of the six recommendations; WFP should approach hunger holistically, integrating short-term and long-term hunger solutions.  The other five recommendations are related to each of the five evaluation questions, common to all four strategic evaluations in this series.
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.

Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition, School Meals
15 December 2010

This strategic evaluation analysed the role of WFP in ending long-term hunger. Three activities were identified to contribute to that goal: MCHN,SF and FFW/A.  

Based on overall evaluation findings, the team concluded that long-term hunger cannot be tackled in isolation.  This conclusion led to one of the six recommendations; WFP should approach hunger holistically, integrating short-term and long-term hunger solutions.  The other five recommendations are related to each of the five evaluation questions, common to all four strategic evaluations in this series.

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.