Allocation of SDC Funding to WFP Operations in 2019


In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to WFP operations allows the World Food Programme (WFP) to respond proactively and to provide immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Argelia
Salud
Atención primaria de salud
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019
CHF 2'000'000
Contexto

Founded in 1961, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and undernutrition. Responding to emergencies and saving lives and livelihoods – directly and by strengthening country response capacities – form the major part of WFP’s operations.

Ending hunger remains a significant global challenge which must be achieved in the context of increasingly complex and protracted humanitarian needs. It requires WFP to act as a part of a system by helping to shape the way in which partners interact and relate to each other. WFP’s Strategic Plan (2017-2021) is responding to these challenges by fully aligning its activities to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2 and 17 mainly.

WFP reaches over 90 million people with food assistance in 83 countries each year, mostly women and children. Around 16’000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.

Objetivos

WFP’s vision is a world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. Without food, there can be no sustainable peace, no democracy and no development.

The overall goal of WFP is providing immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations while supporting countries in ensuring no one is left behind.

Grupos destinarios WFP beneficiaries worldwide
Efectos a medio plazo

WFP provides emergency food assistance in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters and supports food assistance programmes that bridge the gap between relief and recovery, helping communities build a better future. In addition, WFP’s longer-term approaches to hunger, such as building community resilience and promoting the scale-up of social protection and cash-based transfer interventions, help the transition from recovery to development.

The objectives of WFP are aligned with the Agenda 2030, whereas WFP will prioritize SDG 2, on achieving zero hunger; and SDG 17, on partnering to support implementation of the SDGs.

Resultados

Resultados previstos:   WFP fights hunger in least-developed and low-income countries where victims of conflicts and natural disasters, refugees, displaced people and the hungry poor face severe food shortages. The frontline stretches from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East to Latin America and Asia-Pacific.


Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

The MOPAN[1] 2017-18 of WFP showed

  • a broadly owned strategic vision increased WFP’s comparative advantage and deliver objectives;
  • WFP’s agility in difficult circumstances and emergencies, effective coordination (large-scale, lifesaving and strengthened with the introduction of Country Strategic Plans);
  • increasing orientation to deliver results at country level;
  • promising financial framework with initial gains and transparency (but this still did not lead to an increase of un-earmarked funding);
  • robust and well developed evaluation and oversight functions.


Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Ayuda humanitaria
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • World Food Programme


Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores WFP’s Strategic Plan (2017-2021) recognizes the importance of increased synergy and cross-sectoral collaboration among all United Nations agencies, particularly FAO and IFAD. In addition, the plan places high priority on ensuring complementarity with the policies and practices of partners, including national governments, regional institutions, civil society and academia.
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   2'000'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   2'000'000
Fases del proyecto Fase 19 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Fase en curso) Fase 16 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Fase 15 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Fase 14 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Fase 11 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)