T-ICSP approved in September 2017.
Bolivia has made significant progress in improving food and nutrition security, and reducing extreme poverty. However, sustaining progress, particularly in the most vulnerable areas, depends on the future of the country’s oil and gas revenues, which in recent years have shown dramatic decreases. Despite the progress, poverty and malnutrition levels remain amongst the highest in the region.
The Government of Bolivia is addressing these challenges in its national development framework which consists of the Patriotic Agenda 2015 and the National Social and Economic Development Plan 2016-2020. The Plan is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Development and its pillar eight shares same objectives as Sustainable Development Goal 2. The Plan is being used as the basis for the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022, in which the Government and the United Nations agreed to include two outcome areas directly related to zero hunger and one outcome area to ensure socio-economic inclusion of the most vulnerable, including indigenous groups.
The Government is seeking WFP’s assistance in capacity strengthening in a number of areas including school meals, support to smallholder farmers, food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations, nutrition education and emergency preparedness and response.
This transitional ICSP articulates WFP’s value proposition to support the Government of Bolivia to improve food security and nutrition between January and June 2018, extending its Country Programme 2013-2017 and laying the ground for the new CSP 2018-2022. The transitional ICSP is designed to support the Government and partners to achieve the following Outcomes:
- Strategic Outcome 1: School-aged children in municipalities with high levels of vulnerability to food insecurity have access to adequate food throughout the year.
- Strategic Outcome 2: Nutritionally vulnerable individuals in the targeted areas have access to adequate food to improve their nutritional status by June 2018.
- Strategic Outcome 3: Vulnerable families in targeted areas have increased resilience to climate change by June 2018.
The outcomes are aligned to the national laws and decrees of the country, outcome areas 1 and 2 of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022, and Sustainable Development Goal 2, targets 1, 2 and 3.
Throughout its work, WFP emphasises capacity strengthening of national, departmental and municipal programmes, and enhances national ownership. Consultations with the Ministry of Planning, line ministries and other institutions were used as a basis for this document and further inputs from government will be collected over coming months which will help guide the design of the full CSP.