IPC: In the context of COVID-19

21 May 2021

The IPC plays a major role in informing decisions on resource allocations and programming of food and livelihood assistance in over 30 countries. COVID-19 does not change that. In fact, the pandemic makes the IPC’s work even more critical.

In the current context of travel restrictions and containment, the IPC partnership has adapted its usual approach of having in-person country analyses. By leveraging existing technologies and tools, such as the web-based IPC Information Support System (ISS), the IPC initiative is well-positioned to carry out its activities in a way that does not put people at risk: by going digital.

This reality has thus led the IPC to develop alternative approaches to conducting food security and nutrition analysis at country level, to bring much needed actionable information to the decision-makers.