Programme and policy

The Hub supports joint programming to strengthen refugee livelihoods while ensuring basic food and other needs are met, with a focus on:

  • Strategy development to support the progressive transition of refugees towards greater self-reliance;
  • Facilitating the development of joint-plans of action to support closer programmatic collaboration by country operations, including as part of the Joint Assessment Missions process;
  • Supporting the development of joint pilot initiatives to promote refugee livelihoods;
  • Ensuring assessment data informs programmatic decision making, including on the prioritization of humanitarian and basic needs assistance;
  • Evidence-based policy advocacy on refugee inclusion.

The Hub’s work is guided by the Joint UNHCR- WFP Strategy for Enhancing Self-Reliance in Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Refugee Situations.

The strategy aims to:

1)  Strengthen livelihoods while ensuring basic food and nutrition needs are met; and

2)  Encourage an enabling environment for increased self-reliance.

UNHCR-WFP Joint Strategy

UNHCR-WFP Corporate Approaches to Livelihoods and Self-Reliance Programming

Developed by the UNHCR-WFP Joint Programme Excellence and Targeting Hub, the below four short resource documents provide an overview of UNHCR and WFP approaches to livelihoods and self-reliance programming in refugee and displacement settings.  Part one covers the key policy frameworks of both agencies, while parts two and three cover UNHCR and WFP corporate approaches, with part four listing additional UNHCR and WFP programmatic approaches.

Policy Frameworks

UNHCR Programming

WFP Programming

Additional approaches

UNHCR-WFP Project Cycle Management Technical Briefs

Developed by the UNHCR-WFP Joint Programme Excellence and Targeting Hub, these short resource documents provide an overview of key elements at each stage of the project cycle management process for UNHCR and WFP.  The briefs aim to build an understanding and awareness of these processes between the two agencies to inform joint work at global, regional and country office levels. They are divided into six parts, shown below.





Monitoring and Reporting