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New WFP Information System Brings Greater Accountability

WFP has just rolled out a new global information system designed to bring the agency big advantages in governance and accountability. By improving our ability to measure performance in all areas of our work, we are better able to report results to our stakeholders.

WINGS II is the updated version of the WINGS system that WFP has used since 2001 to keep track of all of its activity, from planning projects and tracking food aid shipments to managing finances and paying staff salaries.

Here is WFP’s Deputy Executive Director Amir Abdulla, project owner, answering key questions about the new 'WINGS II' software system.

WINGS stands for WFP Information Network and Global System.
WINGS II is an upgrade of WINGS I which had been in operation since 2001.
Goals of the WINGS II project:
1) Improve decision making and accountability by providing the right tools and information to the right people
2) Improve business performance by adopting best practices where possible
3) Improve WFP’s ability to measure performance and report results to our stakeholders
4) Reduce the cost of further future developments of WFP information system


1) What is WINGS II and what will it do for WFP? 


2) What will WINGS II mean in terms of accountability and governance?


3) How does WINGS II fit in with the new International Public Sector Accounting Standards?