Publications
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
17 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, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2014

Highlights:

  • In May 2014, the general Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 307.99. The Food CPI was 368.45, with breads and cereals at 363.67. The general inflation rate had increased by 114% from the same month three years earlier (May 2011).
  • The average nominal retail prices of wheat flour and rice for October 2014 were SYP115/kg and SYP199/kg, respectively. This represents an increase of 187% (wheat flour) and 358% (rice) on October 2011 prices.
  • October’s average nominal retail prices for public and shop bread were SYP33/kg and SYP66/kg, respectively – rises of 10% (public) and 5% (shop) on the previous month.
  • The average price for diesel in October was SYP142/litre, with a cylinder of butane gas costing SYP2,552/25kg). Between September and October 2014, the retail price of diesel underwent a significant increase of 14%, with a cylinder of butane up 5%. This represents an increase of 43% for diesel and 7% for butane in comparison to October 2013 prices.
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 October 2014

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
10 April 2014

The response to the Syrian crisis in Jordan is becoming increasingly more sophisticated with the implementation at scale of WFP’s food voucher programme. This study offers insights into the economics of the food voucher programme—documenting its direct and indirect effects on the Jordanian economy. Findings of this study rely on secondary data, field visits, and the implementation of an input-output model. Key sources of data include WFP’s emergency operation office, retailers participating in the food voucher programme, academia, NGOs, Board of Commerce and the Ministry of Planning.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
30 March 2014

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Emergency Assessments, Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2013

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2008

This study analyzes the food markets of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen (ME-ODC Countries), to better understand their dynamics, particularly in light of the sudden flare in food prices.