The World's Largest Humanitarian Agency: The Transformation Of The Un World Food Programme And Of…

Hardcover | August 15, 2011

byD. John Shaw

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This book focuses on the transformation of the WFP into the world's largest humanitarian agency, providing an in-depth account of responses to increasingly large and complex natural and man-made disasters. It examines food aid and looks to the new modalities that are required to make food more available to those in dire need.

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This book focuses on the transformation of the WFP into the world's largest humanitarian agency, providing an in-depth account of responses to increasingly large and complex natural and man-made disasters. It examines food aid and looks to the new modalities that are required to make food more available to those in dire need.

D. JOHN SHAW was associated with the UN World Food Programme for over thirty years, almost from the start of its operations in 1963, latterly as Economic Adviser and Chief, Policy Affairs Service. He was also consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Ba...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.62 × 6.35 × 1.26 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580998

ISBN - 13:9780230580992

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Historical Background
From Development Projects to Emergency Operations: Tipping Points in WFP's Transformation 
Emergency Assistance: Transformation Accomplished 
Anatomy of WFP Emergency Operations
Associated Development Programmes and Projects
Transforming Food Aid
The Way Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges