Funded by

World Food Program (WFP)

Groupe URD was commissioned by the ODAN section of the WFP to evaluate the needs assessment methods used by WFP teams and how these translated into decisions about programmes. The evaluation was carried out in 3 countries – Afghanistan, Colombia and Laos.

The evaluation involved field visits and discussions with the WFP and its partners. It led to an general analysis of the WFP’s methods with regard to initial assessments, operations, monitoring and evaluation. Specific recommendations were made for each country and general recommendations were made to revise the initial draft of the emergency needs assessment manual.

Carried out by

François Grünewald

Executive and Scientific Director (since 2009)

Karla Levy

Quality Advisor (2002-08)

Domitille Kauffmann

Researcher, evaluator and trainer (2005-12)