Publications
Refugees and IDPs
12 April 2013

This is a synthesis of the findings and conclusions across the full series of 4 impact evaluations of the contribution of food assistance to refugees in protracted situations. The evaluations were conducted jointly by WFP and UNHCR in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Chad. The synthesis aims to provide evidence and inspiration for future corporate strategies to deal more effectively with these challenging situations.

Livelihoods, Refugees and IDPs, General Food Distribution
29 January 2013

This is a synthesis of the findings and conclusions across the full series of 4 impact evaluations of the contribution of food assistance to refugees in protracted situations. The evaluations were conducted jointly by WFP and UNHCR in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Chad. The synthesis aims to provide evidence and inspiration for future corporate strategies to deal more effectively with these challenging situations.

Capacity Building, 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.
Refugees and IDPs
24 August 2011

The second in a series of four, this evaluation found that the overall contribution of food assistance for Congolese refugees living in camps in Rwanda to achieving intended outcomes was mixed. Food insecurity remained problematic. Global acute malnutrition rates were below alert levels, however chronic malnutrition rates were beyond the humanitarian threshold for ‘critical’. Significant changes to programme approaches to avoid chronic food insecurity and chronic malnutrition and to develop a way forward to achieve durable solutions were recommended.

Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
14 December 2010

 From 2001 to 2010, WFP has assisted Rwanda  with a portfolio comprising 5 operations worth US$207 million with the aims to save lives, invest in disaster preparedness, protect and rebuild livelihoods, reduce malnutrition, improve educational outcomes and develop government capacities. 

The evaluation found that WFP’s portfolio was closely aligned with the Government of Rwanda’s and people’s needs and that WFP made good strategic choices.  WFP’s participation in Delivering as One theme groups permitted greater synergies with UN partners. WFP demonstrated its comparative advantage in protracted relief, land and infrastructure rehabilitation, school feeding and nutrition. Overall food assistance was efficiently and effectively delivered.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2008

As overall mission, the Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) 2008 in Rwanda was designed to assess the food security and self-reliance situation of refugees hosted in five camps in Rwanda and to measure the level of implementing JAM 2006.