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World Food Programme publishes Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan evaluation

The World Food Programme (WFP) has published the Final Report from Itad’s Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan (2016-2020) evaluation. The evaluation was commissioned to provide evidence for accountability and learning to inform the design of the next WFP Country Strategic Plan (CSP).


WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan evaluation report coverConducted between October 2019 and September 2020, the evaluation found that the overall performance of WFP under the CSP was broadly aligned with the plan’s stated outcomes and objectives and consistent with national policies and humanitarian interventions in Bangladesh. The country office was effective in responding to expanded needs in the country, although it did not pay adequate attention to exclusion or inclusion based on gender, disability or other factors. The approach to increasing the coverage and scale of interventions with the Government was broadly successful, resulting in expanded coverage of a range of national programmes.

For the next CSP, the report made six recommendations, three strategic and three operational, aimed at addressing the main issues for the next CSP and responding to the urgent challenges presented by COVID-19 in Bangladesh.

The strategic recommendations are to:

  • enhance strategic partnerships;
  • improve the effectiveness of emergency preparedness, readiness and response mechanisms;
  • strengthen support for nutrition-sensitive social protection safety nets.

The operational recommendations focus on:

  • enhancing capacity strengthening;
  • strengthening gender equality and social inclusion interventions;
  • strengthening performance management.

Find out more and read the report on the WFP website.