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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.

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.
Food for Assets, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
17 February 2012

The Niger portfolio evaluation covers seven WFP operations and analytical work between 2007 and 2011.   The portfolio contains three distinct implementing phases, and the evaluation findings show that WFP teams in Niger successfully negotiated each of the three phases with appropriate responses strategies.

During the first phase the CO was clearly restrained in its programming choices and favoured activities that did not generate hostility from the Government of Niger in place until the coup d’état in 2010. The CO responded rapidly and effectively to the 2010 food crises during the second phase.  In 2011 WFP Niger could start implementing several changes as this third phase was the first unconstrained year without a major food crisis  and with a constructive relationship with the Government of Niger. 
 

Focus on Women, Gender, HIV/AIDS
18 August 2008

Overall, WFP’s Gender Policy 2003-2007 surpassed those of many comparable organizations. Going forward, the evaluation team submitted five sets of recommendations: 

1. take immediate steps to communicate WFP’s commitments to women and gender equality;

2. build gender mainstreaming capacities by extending and deepening training and expert guidance;

3. re-orient the roles and headquarters, country offices and regional bureaus;

4. make more funding available at the country level; and

5. complement the gender balance use of targets with building capacities and commitments among hiring managers and identify systems issues.