T-ICSP approved in September 2017.
WFP’s 2018–2019 Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan for Madagascar is based on: i) lessons learned ii) consultations with the authorities including the relevant ministries iii) national priorities iv) the three-pronged programming approach; vi) the Southern Africa Regional Bureau Implementation Strategy for Gender Policy 2016 – 2020; and vii) an assessment of funding possibilities. WFP will maintain its capacity to respond to humanitarian crises arising from natural disasters while supporting the Government to address the root causes of undernutrition, strengthening the resilience of communities, and supporting social protection mechanisms such as the provision of school meals, and, strengthen the existing systems, mechanisms and institutions for disaster preparedness and response.
Taking into account the persistently high rates of chronic malnutrition, WFP has integrated nutrition both in the framework of crisis response and addressing the root causes of undernutrition, with mainstreamed behaviour change communication throughout its portfolio. Gender and protection analyses will also be utilised to inform the implementation of the T-ICSP to ensure the mainstreaming of gender-transformative and “do no harm” approaches.
This T-ICSP will support the Government in achieving the following strategic outcomes:
- Populations affected by natural disasters have access to adequate food and nutrition during and in the aftermath of crises.
- School children in southern and central regions receive safe, adequate and nutritious food throughout the year.
- Malnourished populations in targeted districts have improved nutritional status in line with national targets.
- Vulnerable communities, smallholder farmers in crisis-prone areas have increased resilience to shocks
- Government institutions and the humanitarian community in Madagascar are supported in their efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of crisis response and prevention.
WFP’s main partner in Madagascar is the Government and its decentralized institutions. Other major partners of WFP in the country include the following: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative, the African Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank.
The WFP Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan for Madagascar is aligned with the National Development Plan (2015 – 2019) and the Madagascar United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2015–2019), contributing to Strategic Results 1, 2, 3, and 8 of WFP’s Strategic Plan (2017–2021).