WFP - Myanmar country strategic plan (2018-2022)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is at a historic moment, with a new civilian government assuming power in 2016. The country graduated to lower-middle-income status in 2015, and has made significant progress in reducing poverty, improving food security and addressing malnutrition. The remaining challenges to food and nutrition security and achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2 targets include continued population displacements resulting from conflict, vulnerability to extreme weather events, poverty, limited social protection coverage, high malnutrition and persistent gender inequalities. This country strategic plan will continue WFP’s direct implementation of programmes while increasing capacity strengthening activities with a view to laying the groundwork for government ownership of food and nutrition security programmes by 2030. Unconditional assistance will decrease as the focus shifts to resilience building and livelihood support. There will be a nutrition-sensitive approach in work towards all strategic outcomes, the shift towards cash-based transfers will continue, and social behaviour change communication will increase.