WFP Bolivia Country Brief, January 2017



  • A cabinet reshuffle took place on 22 January.

  • The CO held its annual retreat in January, where all staff provided inputs for the new CSP.

  • The Director of the Regional Bureau Panama, Miguel Barreto, visited the Country Office, attending the “Healthy without Hunger Dinner” sponsored by WFP Bolivia and the Gustu Restaurant as part of the DAVOS series of world dinners.

Operational Updates

  • WFP started the evaluation of the Country Programme activities to strengthen the government nutrition programmes (Component 2). The objective is to assess the impacts obtained during its implementation on pregnant and nursing women and the nutrition indicators.

  • The Director of the Panama Regional Bureau, Miguel Barreto, participated in the dinner hosted by WFP Bolivia and the Restaurant Gustu in the framework of the 2017 DAVOS Global Dinners. Several donors and UN representatives and the private sector took part in the event to raise awareness on food and nutritional challenges in the country.


  • WFP has started the formulation of Bolivia’s roadmap to reach Zero Hunger. The roadmap will be ready by end of February.

  • The CO took the opportunity of the Regional Director’s visit under the framework of the 2017 Global Dinner to strengthen its network among relevant institutions in Bolivia.

  • Within the framework of the 2017 Global Dinner, WFP partnered with the restaurant Gustu.

Impact of Limited Funding

  • The office is facing growing challenges related to the limited number of staff.

  • The Bolivia Country Office has initiated the food purchase for school feeding with balances of 2016, which will cover only 5 months. No new contributions have been received for 2017.