PARTNERSHIP PURPOSE & HISTORY
World Vision's 30 year relationship with the World Food Programme (WFP) was built on the former’s reputation for its world class commodity management system around food aid delivery. The partnership has evolved since then and today WFP values World Vision’s broad operational excellence and risk management systems. It trusts our ability to deliver many high quality programmes across a range of sectors in the hardest to reach places. The two organisations also now have an extensive network of strategic and operational relationships at the national, regional and global levels.
OVERVIEW OF KEY PROGRAMMES
In 2018 alone the WFP-World Vision partnership reached 9.3 million of the world’s most vulnerable people, across 29 countries. More than 50 per cent of beneficiaries were children. Two-thirds of the the World Food Programme’s support was used in improving the lives of children and their families in the top 10 fragile contexts where World Vision works. WFP is also World Vision’s largest partner in cash-based programming, comprising close to 30 per cent of the total portfolio in 2018. We are each other’s biggest partner.
World Vision and WFP also have a long history of strategic engagements that include: joint membership in key humanitarian co-ordination platforms and processes (e.g. clusters, IASC, CaLP, etc.); joint advocacy events at global decision-making forums (UNGA, ECOSOC-HAS) and World Vision has official observer status at WFP Executive Board meetings, and leadership roles in WFP’s Annual Partners Consultation.