Allocation of SDC Funding to WFP Operations in 2019

Projekt abgeschlossen

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.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Humanitäre Hilfe & DRR
Primäre Gesundheitsversorgung
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019
CHF 2'000'000

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.


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.

Zielgruppen WFP beneficiaries worldwide
Mittelfristige Wirkungen

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.


Erwartete Resultate:   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.

Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

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.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
  • World Food Programme

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren 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.
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   2'000'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   2'000'000

Phase 19 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)

Phase 16 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 15 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 14 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 11 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)