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The World Food Programme’s (WFP) Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 is grounded within renewed global commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Strategic Plan sets the organization’s course for the next four years. It outlines the many ways that WFP, working in partnership, can most efficiently save and change lives.

The vision for 2030 underlying WFP’s strategic plan is that:

• the world has eradicated food insecurity and malnutrition (SDG 2 – Zero Hunger)

• national and global actors have achieved the SDGs (SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals).

The Strategic Plan emphasizes the inter-connectedness of the SDGs, highlighting that WFP’s activities also contribute towards and depend on other Goals.

The key drivers of hunger – conflict, the climate crisis and economic downturns – provide entry points for WFP’s programming, new partnerships and the generation of evidence. Amidst such sizeable and complex global challenges, WFP will primarily meet urgent needs, while seizing opportunities to build resilience and address the root causes of vulnerability. 

Turning the tide against hunger and achieving WFP’s vision relies on 5 outcomes:  1, 2 and 3 link to SDG 2 and encompass WFP's work across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, from saving lives to changing lives:

  1. People are better able to meet their urgent food and nutrition needs
  2. People have better nutrition, health and education outcomes
  3. People have improved and sustainable livelihoods

Outcomes 4 and 5 relate to SDG 17 and contribute to enabling governments and humanitarian and development actors to reach the SDGs.

  1. National programmes and systems are strengthened
  2. Humanitarian and development actors are more efficient and effective

WFP will continue to advocate on behalf of those furthest behind and support global stakeholders in collective action to achieve the SDGs.

WFP’s work will be guided by seven principleswith  four cross-cutting priorities  maximizing programme efficiency and effectiveness.

Investing in people, strengthening partnerships, growing and diversifying funding, building on evidence, leveraging technology and fostering innovation – these are the building blocks that enable WFP’s strategic plan.

Country strategic plans serve as the vehicle for contextualizing and implementing the strategy at the country level, while the corporate results framework is WFP’s tool for monitoring and reporting performance and progress towards global goals. The latter therefore creates the results chain from strategic intent to the achievement of field-level outcomes.