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Burkina Faso Transitional ICSP (January - Decemeber 2018)

Countries: Burkina Faso | Operations ID: BF01 | Operations type: Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP)

T-ICSP approved in September 2017.

Listed among the Least Developed Countries (LDC), Burkina Faso is taking steps to structurally transform its economy by 2025. Although fluctuating, its economic growth has been reinforced in the past six years. Due to various factors such as demography, environment, informal economy, and other structural insufficiencies, the country is still facing food and nutrition security challenges.

This transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP) includes WFP assistance to Burkina Faso for the year 2018 and an updated CP and PRRO portfolio. Both operations will be extended to 31 December 2018. This will allow for the finalisation of the Zero Hunger Review and the subsequent preparation of a fully-informed Country Strategic Plan (CSP).

The T-ICSP will support the Government’s vision of “a democratic, unified and united nation, transforming the structure of its economy and achieving a strong and inclusive growth through patterns of sustainable consumption and production.” It will take important steps in WFP’s new strategic direction for strengthened national and local capacities to enable the Government and communities to own, manage, and implement food and nutrition security programmes by 2030.

The T-ICSP is based on consultations with the Government, development partners, and beneficiaries, contextual and gender analysis, gap analysis and recommendations made in assessments. More specifically, it is built on the Government’s national plan for economic and social development (PNDES, in French) and sectoral policies addressing food and nutrition challenges, with a focus on the first 1,000 days of life.

The plan seeks to achieve the following strategic outcomes:

  1. Refugees and other crisis-affected people in Burkina Faso have access to adequate food all year-round.
  2. Chronically-vulnerable households and school-aged children in Burkina Faso have access to adequate food all year-round.
  3. Children ages 6-59 months, pregnant women, nursing mothers (PWNM), including girls, and malnourished ART clients have improved nutrition status in four targeted regions in Burkina Faso by 2020.
  4. Smallholders in targeted areas have enhanced livelihoods and resilience to better support food security and nutrition needs by 2020.
  5. National partners have strengthened capacity to identify, target and assist food-insecure and nutritionally vulnerable populations by 2020.

The T-ICSP will contribute to the achievement of the PNDES, sectoral strategies and plans of actions, the Development Assistance Framework 2018-2020 (UNDAF), and the Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 17. It is aligned with WFP’s strategic results 1, 2, 4 and 5