Evaluation report published: WFP’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

26 January 2022: I was part of the evaluation team for the global evaluation of WFP’s COVID-19 response, under the leadership of the world leading developmental evaluator Michael Quinn Patton.

Key features of the pandemic included unprecedented humanitarian needs, with 270 million people directly at risk of acute hunger. This corporate emergency evaluation assessed WFP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic from February 2020 – June 2021. The evaluation was conducted under the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, including WFP in emergency mode; travel and movement restrictions; and the need to avoid unduly burdening country offices. Accordingly, it adopted a “retrospective developmental” design, which focuses on providing evidence to support adaptation in dynamic environments.

You can access the final evaluation report here: https://www.wfp.org/publications/evaluation-wfps-response-covid-19-pandemic

Read Michael’s blog about the WFP evaluation here: Lessons about evaluating responses to the pandemic: Insights from the World Food Program Developmental Evaluation


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