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The ICA is a process of consultations supported by mapped-out data that produces a strategic plan describing where different combinations of programme themes are appropriate to achieve goals of reducing food insecurity and climate related shock risk.
The ICA combines multi-year food security trends with natural shock risk data to highlight sub-national areas where different programme strategies make sense. Food security trend maps shows areas where safety nets can address regular food insecurity, and others where shocks make recovery more important. Climate-related natural shock risk maps show where DRR, preparedness and early warning efforts can complement food-security objectives. Atop this core foundation, mapped data on subjects including nutrition, gender, livelihoods and resilience can enrich theme-level strategic planning in which all pieces work together. The full group of ICA partners discuss these analytical results to arrive at strategic programmatic directions.
The ICA’s key tangible outputs are an ICA Programme Recommendations paper that a describes a broad strategy agreed to by partners including the government, and arrived at through a consultative process, and a supporting an ICA Technical Paper containing maps and data as above.
The ICA is the first step in the Three Pronged Approach (3PA), an innovative programming approach developed by WFP in consultation with governments and partners. The aim is to strengthen the design, planning and implementation of programmes in resilience building, productive safety nets, disaster-risk reduction, and preparedness. The 3PA comprises three processes at three levels:
WFP’s VAM, Programme and Emergency Preparedness divisions have jointly developed the ICA methodology and associated products. These three divisions continue to collaborate as equal partners in supporting the ICA at Country Office level. Each is critical to ICA success; see the Who has what Role in the ICA section for details.
An ICA supports strategic and evidence-based programmatic discussions and analyses by multiple stakeholders at country and regional levels and is designed to assist decision-makers (e.g., WFP, Donors, Government and other partners), as well as programme staff and analysts.
Through its use of historical trend analysis the ICA moves away from snapshot contextual analysis and helps identify areas for medium to longer-term programme planning, helps put short-term programmes in context while contributing to longer-term programme goals and strengthens programme planning for resilience building through food assistance. In addition, the ICA process:
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