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IPC Action Plan and Focus Areas (2014-2018)

The IPC Action Plan lays out the strategic framework and road map to achieve clear and measurable results in the next three years. The IPC Action Plan interlinks global and regional activities with associated budgets to support the implementation of the IPC in the 51 targeted countries. It is also the basis for the Programme's performance monitoring system, which enables to translate it into tangible outcomes.

The IPC focus action areas (2014-2018) are presented in the following section. Within the overall framework, Communication and Outreach is a cross-cutting area to leverage the IPC Action Plan results at all levels.

Institutionalization & Governance

Institutionalization & Governance

  • Promote effective ownership of the IPC processes at global, regional and country level.
  • Engage with the IPC Partner Agencies, Regional Inter-governmental Bodies and National Governments to integrate IPC within their programmes, policies and frameworks.
  • Build synergies between IPC and food-security-related Global Initiatives such as the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition, the Committee on Food Security (CFS), the Right to Food Initiative, MDG1 and post-MDGs initiatives, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement and others.

Technical Capacity Building and Support

Technical Capacity Building and Support

  • Roll out the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification to complement the IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis and to support resilience and development policy.
  • Run the IPC Certification Programme to create a database of IPC analysts and trainers - Level 1, 2 and 3 Certified professionals; including Cross-Country Learning Exchange for trainers of trainers (TOT).
  • Deploy the IPC Information System Support (ISS) in all IPC countries to create, store and disseminate the IPC analysis and products.
  • Develop IPC Course Curriculum to be integrated into University and Center of Excellence Programmes.
  • Provide training support to conduct national and sub-national IPC acute food insecurity analysis in new countries and in countries with inadequate availability of IPC Certified Trainers.

Technical Development, Quality and Compliance

Technical Development, Quality and Compliance

  • Develop and pilot/roll out the IPC Acute Malnutrition Classification.
  • Capture cross-cutting lessons learned to prepare and develop the fully integrated IPC Food Security and Nutrition Phase Classification System.
  • Develop and pilot IPC Country Quality Review process to improve the confidence level, data availability and gaps, and compliance of IPC analysis and process.
  • Carry out applied research to link IPC with emerging issues, including climate change and resilience.

Access for Use in Decision-Making

Access for Use in Decision-Making

  • Develop and implement an IPC Impact and Use Baseline and complementary monitoring systems at the global, regional and country levels.
  • Engage with decision makers through global and region- specific IPC Decision Maker Strategic Engagement Plans and the roll-out of the trainings and briefings at the global, regional and country levels.
  • Set-up and manage an IPC Inclusive Global Online Platform to facilitate the timely sharing and dissemination of IPC Country Results, and give access to all the IPC information portals.

Top Priorities 2014-2018

  • IPC Institutionalization and Partnership at all levels
  • Consolidated and expanded capacity in IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis
  • Rollout of the IPC version 1.0 Chronic Food Insecurity Classification
  • Piloting of the IPC version 1.0 
    of Nutrition Classification
  • IPC Quality Review and Compliance Process
  • Uptake of IPC analysis into decision-making and response analysis process
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD