From a two-day assessment to an in-depth survey
WFP conducts a wide range of different analyses as the information requirements differ depending on circumstances (emergency or a long lasting chronic situation) and on the different stages of its operations in a country.
WFP has the capacity to immediately assess needs when an emergency breaks, to monitor evolving situations and to conduct large household surveys for an in-depth understanding of food security. WFP has unique capacity and experience of collecting data at household level in more than 80 countries.
Every year, WFP conducts about 100 food security analysis exercises. In 2010, WFP conducted 124 assessments, which was due in a large part to the numerous assessments conducted to evaluate the impact of higher food and commodities prices on households food security.