BCG’s Partnership with the World Food Programme

A global partner of BCG since 2003, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency. WFP provides emergency relief by meeting urgent food needs, as well as longer-term solutions to hunger and food insecurity. Each year, WFP provides assistance to over 86 million people in around 83 countries.

For nearly two decades, BCG has supported WFP to enhance its effectiveness on a wide range of strategic, operational, and organizational issues. BCG has worked alongside WFP on the highest priority topics for the organization.

For example, our joint initiatives have included transforming WFP's school feeding program for greater impact—an effort that reaches more than 16 million children across 63 countries. And we've helped further develop alternatives to traditional food assistance, such as the use of cash and vouchers instead of direct food aid in those instances when food is available yet inaccessible to the poor. We also supported WFP in designing a system for emergency food reserves. 

BCG has also helped WFP enhance its organizational effectiveness. By calculating the return on investments in emergency preparedness, we have helped WFP prove the value of preparedness and attract more governments and donors to act on this critical effort. And finally, we have helped WFP develop its knowledge management capabilities. 

We provide more detail on another project below, illustrating how we collaborate with WFP and the impact of our joint efforts.


BCGers Share Their Experiences with World Food Programme

Sisi Pan, Principal, New York and Nairobi

Pelumi Bamgbala, Consultant, Lagos

Toivo Hensgens, Project Leader, Nairobi

Teodora Fantigrossi, Consultant, Casablanca

Kader Laraichi, Data Scientist, Casablanca

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