An evaluation of WFP’s use of pooled funds in humanitarian preparedness and response

WFP, Global

Mokoro provided a team to carry out an evaluation looking at the use and benefits of pooled funds in the World Food Programme’s (WFP) preparedness and response.

The evaluation provided an analysis of the use, added value and challenges posed by the use of pooled funds to the effectiveness and efficiency of WFP’s emergency preparedness and response. The pooled funds looked at were the global-level Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and two country-based pooled funds (CBPFs); the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) and the Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

The scope of this evaluation encompassed the 62 countries in which WFP received CERF and CBPF funding between 2009 and 2013.  The evaluation included an inception mission to the Sudan and country case studies in Ethiopia, Mauritania, Mozambique, the Philippines and Somalia as well as three issue-based case studies. Findings were triangulated to develop evidence based conclusions and recommendations which were then disseminated amongst WFP staff and staff at UN OCHA.

The people behind the project

Project leader: Nick Maunder

Principal Consultant and Director

Principal Consultant

Stephanie Allan