WFP's new 'people' strategy

World Food Program supplies arrive in Northern Sumatra. Photo by: M Anshar/AusAID / CC BY

Simultaneous large-scale emergencies and more people in need of food aid and assistance than ever before means the World Food Program's operating environment is facing an unprecedented increase in demand. Investing even more heavily in human capital may be one way that WFP can help maintain its impact on the ground in times of crisis.

The world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger is currently drafting a new comprehensive strategy to enhance staff management, expected to be endorsed by its executive board in June.

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    Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.