Project profile — School Feeding Program in Mali - World Food Programme 2009-2010



Overview 

CA-3-M012885001
$12,693,335
WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2010-09-09 - 2012-12-31
Closed
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)

Sector 

• 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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project is one of a number of CIDA contributions to 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. CIDA's support to WFP's school feeding program is used to purchase, deliver and distribute nutritious food primarily to school children, particularly girls, as a means of increasing enrolment and attendance rates, decreasing drop-out rates, as well as improving children's concentration, learning and academic performance. This project arises from Canada's June 2007 commitment to invest $125 million over 5 years to support WFP's school feeding program in Africa. In addition, this project helps WFP to promote access to basic education in Mali, a key component of its Mali Country Programme for the 2008-2012 year period.

Expected results 

N/A

Results achieved 

N/A

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
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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