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The IPC Acute Food Insecurity scale was first introduced in Pakistan through a pilot phase in 2012, under the joint leadership of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and the National Disaster Management Authority, with financial support from ECHO, and led by FAO through the Food Security Cluster (FSC). All three scales of IPC have been rolled out in Pakistan, with the very first round of Chronic Food Insecurity analyses conducted for vulnerable districts in the Sindh Province in 2017. The IPC Acute Malnutrition classification was also piloted in 2017 for 4 vulnerable districts.

The IPC National Technical Working Group (NTWG) is chaired by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and made up of key stakeholders from the Government, UN agencies, and local and International NGOs.

IPC activities in Pakistan are administered at federal level by FAO Pakistan with the support of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and the National Disaster Management Authority, while at provincial level it is led by the Provincial Planning and Development Departments. Most of the IPC activities in the country have been implemented using bilateral funds from ECHO.

The IPC analysis results are shared both at national and provincial level and are used by Government departments and stakeholders in decision making and by various NGOs and humanitarian actors for program targeting and project proposals. For example, IPC results were included in the 2015-2016 Pakistan Economic Survey for the targeting of the country’s most food insecure districts.

Looking ahead, the IPC NTWG plans to conduct another round of IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition analyses. The IPC Global Support Unit (GSU) continues working with national stakeholders to guide and promote the use of IPC Chronic Food Insecurity analysis results. Moreover, the IPC GSU is building country capacity through IPC Level 2 trainings and Cross Country Learning Exchanges (CCLE).

Country contacts

Duaa Sayed
IPC Regional Coordinator for Asia
FAO-UN FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP)
39 Phra Athit Road, Phranakorn District, Bangkok 10200,Thailand
Duaa.Sayed@fao.org

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