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The World's Largest Humanitarian Agency free pdf The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency, with over 14,500 staff, 90 per cent of whom work in developing countries, provided food to over 101 million people in 75 countries in 2009, 80 per cent of which was purchased in the developing countries themselves. The organization has the largest network of partnership arrangements with working agreements with other major humanitarian agencies, other UN bodies, over 2,000 NGOs, and with major companies and foundations in the private sector. This book gives the first comprehensive account of the transformation of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), previously a major development organisation in the UN system, into the world's largest humanitarian agency, and of the conversion of food aid into food assistance interventions that end hunger and malnutrition in sustainable ways. In so doing, it describes the strategic deployment of WFP staff throughout the developing world, how the agency has assumed responsibility for global logistics, telecommunications and food security operations on behalf of the entire international humanitarian system, and how it has established partnerships. The World's Largest Humanitarian Agency will be required reading for students of development economics, sociology and human rights, as well as policy makers, NGOs and bilateral aid agencies.

About David John Shaw

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 Bank. Previously, he was a postgraduate in Agricultural Economics at the University of Oxford, UK, Senior Lecturer in Rural Economy at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and fellow in Agricultural Economics and founder member of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He wrote extensively on development, food security and food aid issues and now serves on the International Editorial Board of the Journal Food Policy.

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Author : David John Shaw
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 19 July 2011
ISBN : 0230580998
EAN : 9780230580992
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 520 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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