Project profile — World Food Programme - Long-Term Institutional Support 2016-2021


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2016-08-05 - 2021-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (60.00%)
• America, regional (10.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (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 grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to the World Food Programme (WFP). WFP uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. WFP is the food assistance arm of the United Nations and is the largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger in the world. Its mandate is to provide food assistance quickly to vulnerable people in humanitarian emergencies such as natural disasters, civil conflict and war, as well as to contribute to reducing global food insecurity. Global Affairs Canada's support to WFP helps: (1) save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies; (2) support or restore food security and nutrition, and establish or rebuild livelihoods in fragile settings and following emergencies; (3) reduce risk and enable people, communities and countries to meet their own food and nutrition needs; and (4) reduce under-nutrition and break the intergenerational cycle of hunger.

Expected results 

The expected immediate outcomes of this project include: (1) improved access to food and nutrition assistance for food-insecure populations; and (2) increased ability of the World Food Programme to provide appropriate responses to humanitarian crises. The expected ultimate outcome is the reduced vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women and children.

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 Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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