Publications
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
23 November 2014

WFP VAM publishes ‘Special Focus’ documents when an emerging food security issue deserves in-depth attention. Each ‘Special Focus’ bulletin provides essential elements of analysis for decision makers. Sources of information include WFP’s VAM  newtwork of VAM experts, and  our partners.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
10 November 2014

This assessment of the secondary economic impact report of the WFP Palestine voucher program confirmed a strong direct and secondary economic impact of the voucher program on beneficiary households, participating retailers, and local dairy producers whose commodities are redeemed through the electronic vouchers.  Some of the key findings of the impact of the voucher program include: a 9% improvement in households’ dietary diversity in comparison in kind recipients; every voucher dollar generates 40 cents of additional sales at participating shops; participating shops have stimulated the local economy through $772,000 of investments; 485 new jobs in participating shops and affiliated producers were created since the start of the program; over $64,000 of VAT revenue for the government is generated every month; and, 65% of participating processers attribute increased sales to greater distribution through the program.  The survey also assessed farmers supplying fresh milk to participating producers although a direct link could not be established at this time.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
24 October 2014

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
4 February 2014

Since 2007, the siege of Gaza's territory contributed to the development of a non-sustainable economy, dependant on foreign aid and underground trade.

The closure of the tunnels by Egypt in July 2013 hampers the few remaining drivers of economic growth in the Gaza strip.

With the escalation of unemployment, household food insecurity in Gaza is susceptible to further increases.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 April 2013

State of Palestine - Food Security Watch, 2013

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2012

This Food Security and Market Monitoring system provides up-to-date information on access and availability of basic food commodities in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2011

This Food Security and Market Monitoring system provides up-to-date information on access and availability of basic food commodities in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
22 June 2011

The Government of Israel (GoI) announced on 20 June 2010 its decision to “ease” the blockade on the Gaza Strip by expanding commercial crossings and improving access to humanitarian and commercial goods except any “dual-use items” that could be used for potential military activity against the State of Israel. On 8 December 2010, the GoI announced that it would allow the export of agricultural products, furniture and textile products through the crossings to assist the Gaza economy . Since the announcement, a list of controlled dual-use items was published ; however, a list of items not permitted into Gaza has not been released. While construction materi-als have been allowed entry for some projects, the coordination procedures are heavy and cause delays in implementation, which also increases costs for humanitarian agencies. The planned expansion of commercial crossings did not take effect; rather Karni was closed in March 2011 and only one crossing is open for import and export of goods. In effect, the easing of the blockade has had only marginal positive impact in Gaza.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2010

WFP Food Security and Market Monitoring Report provides up-to-date information on access and availability of basic food commodities in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2009

The Israeli closure of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) on the Palestinian population, compounded by the recent global food and fuel price increases, have led to increased unemployment rates in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.