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Food Security Monitoring and Coordination in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Food Security Monitoring and Coordination in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Full title of the project:

Food Security Monitoring and Coordination in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Target areas:

West Bank and Gaza Strip

Donor:
Contribution:
USD 212 333
Implementation:
01/12/2009-30/11/2010
Project code:
OSRO/GAZ/911/NOR
Objective:

To increase the resilience of households and work towards the goal of food security in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Key partners:

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, World Food Programme, United Nations Relief Works Agency, UN Women, Al Markaz for Development and Marketing Consultancies, United Nations Children’s Fund and the Ministries of Agriculture and Health of the Palestinian Authority.

Beneficiaries reached:

National and international agencies active in the agriculture, food aid and social protection sectors.

Activities implemented:
  • Promoted the Socio-Economic and Food Security Survey (SEFSec) as a cross-sectoral tool to measure vulnerability and to inform policy decisions, beneficiary selection, targeting and impact monitoring.
  • Supported the development and collation of sex- and age-disaggregated information through the SEFSec, resilience analysis and baseline studies.
  • Commissioned an econometric study on income elasticity of food demand.
  • Provided technical support to the Ministry of Agriculture, including strengthening the monitoring and response mechanisms and to the Palestinian National Plan (2011-2013).
  • Provided technical support to the United Nations Medium Term Response Plan for the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • Conducted trainings in resilience analysis, survey methodology and water scarcity response.
Impact:
  • Increased access to consolidate user-oriented food security information and analysis, including the establishment of a methodology to monitor household access to food.
  • Improve humanitarian delivery and longer-term programming through enhancing food security coordination.
  • Enhanced institutional capacity and coordination among stakeholders.