WFP Bolivia Country Brief, March 2017



  • A mission from the Regional Bureau and Headquarters visited the Bolivia Country Office to start working with the Government in the strategic outcome formulation for the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018-2022.

  • In response to a specific request from the Ministry of Planning, the Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM) Advisor came to Bolivia to set the basis for the elaboration of an updated VAM.

Operational Updates

  • WFP is carrying out an internal review of component 2 of the Country Programme (support to the government nutrition programmes). The objective is to assess the results of the introduction of a food basket as a complement to the cash transfer national program on the general outcomes of the program.

  • The contribution by Fundación Repsol to WFP Bolivia of Euro 224,000 has been confirmed and partially disbursed. Food procurement is underway as well as a budget revision to include Cash Based Transfers in the school feeding program of Entre Ríos.

  • A team visiting from the Regional Bureau and Headquarters participated in meetings and workshops with the Bolivia CO and the Government to identify the main strategic outcomes for the Country Strategy Plan 2018-2022, in line with Bolivia´s Social and Economic Development Plan.

  • A technical meeting was carried out jointly with the Governor of Oruro and staff from the Vice Ministry of Civil Defence to finalize the IR-EMOP 201021, carried out between September – December 2016, through which WFP has improved the food security of more than 40,000 people.