World Food Programme – Review of the German Quality Improvement Grant
2006; Italy, Mozambique and South Africa; World Food Programme
Itad was contracted by the World Food Programme (WFP) to undertake the review of the strategic relevance of the Grant, its effectiveness and impact on country office operations, and various management issues between the three main parties (BMZ, GTZ/GTZ IS and WFP).
The German Quality Improvement Grant (GQIG) is part of Germany’s multilateral contribution to development. From 1998-2005, over US$ 7.6 million (about US$ 1.1 million per year) was earmarked for this grant, which sought to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of World Food Programme’s (WFP) operations related to development and recovery. The GQIG supports technical assistance (TA) which is targeted towards WFP Country Offices and Regional Bureaus to build the capacity of national governments to continue with national food security programmes when WFP is phasing down or out. Other activities funded through this grant have traditionally included crosscutting issues such as monitoring and evaluation.The Review was used to inform future German Government funding through the grant, as well as highlight areas for improving the strategic alignment and management within WFP.Image © Peter Casier/World Food Programme