Programme objectives

To meet urgent food needs and enhance the food consumption and dietary diversity of the most vulnerable non-refugee population 

References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2015
References
WFP. 2017. “Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.” World Food Programme website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www1.wfp.org/operations/200709-food-assistance-food-insecure-populationwest-bank-and-gaza-strip>. WFP. 2014. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations: State of Palestine 2007–2009. WFP/EB.2/2014/8-B/1. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/hYqpT1>.
Programme components
In-kind transfers and electronic food vouchers; the WFP prioritises buying from local suppliers, also contributing to strengthen the local economy; in addition, nutrition sessions are offered for beneficiaries who receive vouchers
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Targeted areas
Gaza and West Bank
References
WFP. 2017. “Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.” World Food Programme website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www1.wfp.org/operations/200709-food-assistance-food-insecure-populationwest-bank-and-gaza-strip>.
Target groups
Food-insecure non-refugee households
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Eligibility criteria
All non-refugee households living below the national poverty line
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
In-kind: food, e-vouchers, nutrition sessions
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
Voucher: weekly deposits on a debit card
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
In-kind and e-vouchers
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
503,221 beneficiaries in 2016: 313,606 for food assistance and 189,615 for vouchers; 3,500 voucher recipients participated in nutrition sessions
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>
Programme expenditure
 
Institutions and agencies involved
WFP; Ministry of Social Development (MoSD); Ard El Insan, a local NGO; Global Communities
References
WFP. 2016. Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Populations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Standard Project Report 2016. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/Tgty7f>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The WFP has an M&E system for all interventions in Palestine, measuring appropriateness and effectiveness at three levels: process (following up on the procedures and partners involved in food distribution), outputs (monitoring consumption patterns, dietary diversity and eligibility of beneficiaries) and outcomes (measuring impacts of food assistance and cash-based transfers)
References
WFP. 2014. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations: State of Palestine 2007–2009. WFP/EB.2/2014/8-B/1. Rome: World Food Programme. Accessed 11 September 2017. <https://goo.gl/hYqpT1>.