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MOPAN Assessment Report of the World Food Programme (WFP)

Assessment Evaluation


WFP is responding to an increasing number of global conflicts and other crises. Needs have increased as ongoing emergencies have been supplemented by new conflicts in Haiti, the Sahel, Sudan, Ukraine and, most recently, the evolving conflicts in the Middle East. In this context, WFP has responded and scaled up effectively and its programmes have grown rapidly. However, WFP is now facing steep reductions in funding, combined with a highly restrictive humanitarian space and widespread violations of international humanitarian law – pressures that are not only felt by WFP but the whole humanitarian system. WFP is facing these external challenges while also working to address internal challenges of aid diversion and a major corporate restructuring.

This MOPAN assessment of WFP is therefore about what WFP must do to stay and deliver in an increasingly challenging global environment. Our overall conclusion is that WFP has retained key strengths and has made progress since the last MOPAN assessment in 2017-18, but there is also room for further improvement. The current global context reveals some weaknesses in WFP’s approach and this assessment lays out a range of areas for current and future action.

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