IFPRI and WFP: Rethinking Food Aid to Reach the Poor

In the mid-2000s, as the World Food Programme (WFP) partnered with IFPRI to evaluate which type of transfer—cash, food, or a combination—is most effective in putting food on the table for the poor in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Niger, Uganda, and Yemen.

Improving Food Distribution in Bangladesh

One of the World Food Programme (WFP) and IFPRI’s earliest collaborations was in Bangladesh. In the 1990s, the country suffered food shortages caused by natural disasters and crop failures. In response, WFP and other donors supplied food for the government of Bangladesh to distribute. However, with growing concerns that food aid was not reaching the >> Read more

Highlights of the IFPRI and WFP Partnership

This brochure presents highlights of the IFPRI-WFP partnership. More than two decades of strong partnership between WFP and IFPRI began with a shared goal of creating more effective and efficient food aid distribution systems. Over time, the collaboration moved toward designing social protection programs that use food and cash transfers to improve nutrition for the poor. >> Read more