United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP).
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 , WFP is the leading humanitarian organization, working in 80 countries with the dual mandate of: (i) saving lives in emergency situations and conducting food assistance activities to ensure access to adequate nutritional food to the most vulnerable populations worldwide; and (ii) changing lives through sustainable development and by building capacity in order to help prevent hunger in the future and reduce malnutrition. With global expertise in food systems, social protection , supply chain and logistics etc. , in India, WFP has been supporting the reforms in some of the world’s largest food-based safety nets such as the TPDS, ICDS and MDM through strong partnerships with the Ministries of Agriculture; Food and Public Distribution; Women and Child Development; Human Resource Development; NITI Aayog; and State Governments of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Rajasthan. Operational research is pivotal to reforms supported by WFP aiming at enhancing system efficiency, minimizing targeting errors and maximizing outcomes.