The paper "WFP Compliance and Risk Management" is a wonderful example of an assignment on management. WFP, (1998) World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the largest United Nations systems which get its funds voluntarily from different funding institutions and other organizations. It was started in 1961 and its core vision is to ensure that every child, woman, and man is able to access food to ensure good active health bodies across the globe. WFP ensures food is delivered to the target group in emergency times like during wars, natural disasters, and civil wars (Twigg, 2004).
This organization aims to provide food to 90 million people or more over 73 countries. It has more than 15000 workers usually in remote zones. To execute its duties effectively, efficiently and timely WFP has different risk management policies as attached in Appendix 1ObjectivesWFP has well organized and stipulated five objectives that lead the organization to successfully execute its daily duties http: //www. wfp. org/about/. This is: -To save lives and offer livelihood protections during emergencies: WFP has to be on alert to any emergency so as to provide the needed basic human needs timely. Prepare for an emergency: After the emergency, there is usually live destruction and property.
WFP has to ensure that after emergencies are over the lives of the affected are restored and rebuild it. It is the duty of the WFP to bring down undernutrition and chronic hunger allover the world. WFP's final objective is to ensure that nations around the globe build-up have strengthened capability to fight and reduce hunger. The WFP rationale of managing risk and complianceWillitts & Harvey, (2005) WFP being a global humanitarian agency responding to emergencies is not left out in risk involvement such as corruption.
Its major role is to supply food to the needy and alleviate hunger. However, due to the multilevel chain of command from the donor to the target person, there is a high probability of the food items either landing on the wrong hands or being channeled to the wrong people and living those in need unattended.
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