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Final Evaluation of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Global Strategic Programme (GSP) - 2014-2018


The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a set of standard protocols for the analysis of the food security situation in a country’s regions, based on available data (surveys, statistics, studies). The main output is a map showing the different phases of food security and the number of food insecure people in the various regions/zones of a country. The phases and population numbers are based on a consensus among the various partners members of the IPC technical working group at country level. The purpose of the IPC is to promote effective policies and responses to food insecurity and malnutrition by providing decision makers with timely, reliable and accessible information. The final evaluation of the IPC Global Strategic Programme (GSP, 2014-2018) focused mainly on the utilization and utility of the IPC (who is using it and for what?) and its institutionalization (ownership and sustainability of the IPC). It is mainly used for decisions about humanitarian funding – globally and within countries, and for targeting. While the GSP can be credited with a number of major achievements in the last phase, it will need to prioritize strategically to meet the growing demands of the IPC.