Project profile — World Food Programme School Feeding Program 2012-2013


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2012-08-24 - 2013-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Tanzania (12.00%)
• Ghana (6.80%)
• Mali (9.40%)
• Niger (8.80%)
• Sierra Leone (8.00%)
• Chad (10.00%)
• Mozambique (10.00%)
• Côte d'Ivoire (8.00%)
• Bolivia (3.00%)
• Ethiopia (8.00%)
• Senegal (12.00%)
• Nepal (4.00%)


• 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• 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. This project is one of a number of Canada's contributions to the United Nations 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. Canada'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.

Expected results 

The expected outputs for this project include: (i) food micronutrient and de-worming medicines are distributed to primary school children; (ii) enabling policies are created; (iii) community networks are established; and (iv) health and nutritional status of the beneficiaries are improved. The expected intermediate outcome is reduced vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women and children.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $25,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
24-08-2012 Commitment $25,000,000
04-09-2012 Disbursement $25,000,000
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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