Evaluations & technical assistance

Evaluation Card:
WFP Evaluation in Guinea Bissau
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February - September 2014
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Description of project

Evaluation of WFP’s nutrition and livelihoods support in Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the prevalence of malnutrition and food insecurity is persistently high. A coup d’état in 2012 and political instability has led to severe disruption and suspension of United Nations development programmes with the exception of humanitarian interventions. Consequently, the start of the WFP Country Programme, planned for January 2013 was also postponed until 2016. To bridge this period, a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations (PRRO) was designed to maintain essential food security and nutrition activities. A rapid food security assessment in mid-2012 revealed worsening food security with households increasingly resorting to negative coping strategies.

WFP’s PRRO support vulnerable groups and communities affected by the post-election crisis, with the aim to address malnutrition, strengthen human capital through education, and rebuild livelihoods. DARA’s evaluation served the dual and mutually reinforcing objectives of accountability and learning.

Read the final evaluation report.