Project profile — World Food Programme - School Feeding Program 2014-2016


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2014-09-18 - 2017-02-20
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Côte d'Ivoire (11.20%)
• Sri Lanka (6.00%)
• Burundi (10.40%)
• Colombia (7.60%)
• Madagascar (12.80%)
• Mali (11.20%)
• Bhutan (6.00%)
• Djibouti (3.00%)
• Guinea (11.20%)
• Central African Republic (8.00%)
• Mozambique (11.60%)
• Africa, regional (0.34%)
• America, regional (0.33%)
• Asia, regional (0.33%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity where people do not have access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food, or food security, by supporting the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school feeding program. Over the past four decades, WFP has become the world's foremost provider of school meals to poor children. In addition to providing free midday meals, WFP provides students with take-home rations for the family, which encourages parents to send their boys and girls to class. School feeding initiatives target the most food-insecure areas of countries with low school enrolment, irregular school attendance, and high primary school drop-out rates. DFATD's support to WFP's school feeding program is used to purchase, deliver and distribute nutritious food primarily to school children, particularly girls. School feeding is a means of increasing enrolment and attendance rates, decreasing drop-out rates, and improving children's concentration, learning and academic performance.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced undernutrtion, including micronutrient deficiencies among children aged 6 to 59 months, pregnant and lactating women, and school aged children; (2) increased equitable access to assets and utilization of education; and (3) strengthened ownership and capacity in reducing undernutrition and increasing access to education at regional, national and community levels. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crisis or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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