A/2016/5-A) and reaffirmed its support to WFP’s commitment to aligning its operations with the 2030 Agenda.The Board looked forward to the final draft of “WFP Strategic Plan (2017–2021)”, which would be submitted for its approval during EB.2/2016, taking into account the issues raised by the Board during its discussion.

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The Board approved the Annual Performance Report for 2015 (WFP/EB.

A/2016/4*), noting that it provided a comprehensive record of WFP performance for the year.

In accordance with General Regulation VI.3, and pursuant to its decisions 2000/EB. A/11 and to ECOSOC’s resolution E/2013/L.17 and the FAO Council’s decision at its 148th Session in 2013, the Board requested that the Annual Performance Report for 2015 be forwarded to ECOSOC and the FAO Council, along with the present decision and the Board’s decisions and recommendations for 2015.

The Board took note of “WFP Strategic Plan (2017–2021)” (WFP/EB.

A/2016/5-C/1*) the Board:i) took note of the ongoing work on the Financial Framework Review; and ii) looked forward to the conclusions of the Financial Framework Review, including a country portfolio budgeting and planning structure, to be presented for approval at the 2016 Second Regular Session. The Board:i) approved the 2015 Annual Financial Statements of WFP, together with the Report of the External Auditor, pursuant to General Regulation XIV.6 (b);ii) noted the funding from the General Fund of USD 3,914,774.27 during 2015 for the write-off of receivables; andiii) noted post-delivery losses of commodities during 2015 forming part of the operating expenses for the same period. The Board approved the following appointments to the selection panel of Audit Committee members in relation to the selection of two Audit Committee members: H. The Board also took note of the comments of the ACABQ (WFP/EB. A/2016/5-C/2), and the FAO Finance Committee (WFP/EB. The Board encouraged management to take advantage of the opportunities for improvement highlighted in the report.

The Board also took note of the comments of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) (WFP/EB. A/2016/5-C/2), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Finance Committee (WFP/EB. The Board also took note of the comments of the ACABQ (WFP/EB. A/2016/5-C/2), and the FAO Finance Committee (WFP/EB. The Board took note of “Report of the External Auditor on the School Feeding Programme” (WFP/EB.

A/2016/6-F/1) and the WFP management response in WFP/EB.

A/2016/6-F/1/Add.1, and encouraged further action on the recommendations, taking into account considerations raised by the Board during its discussion. The Board took note of “Report of the External Auditor on WFP Aviation” (WFP/EB. The Board took note of “Annual Evaluation Report, 2015” (WFP/EB.

The Board also took note of the comments of the ACABQ (WFP/EB. A/2016/5-C/2), and the FAO Finance Committee (WFP/EB. A/2016/6-G/1) and the WFP management response in WFP/EB. The Board took note of “Report on the Utilization of WFP’s Advance Financing Mechanisms (1 January–31 December 2015)” (WFP/EB. The Board also took note of the comments of the ACABQ (WFP/EB. A/2016/5-C/2), and the FAO Finance Committee (WFP/EB. A/2016/7-A*) and the management response in WFP/EB.

A/2016/6-G/1/Add.1, and encouraged further action on the recommendations, taking into account considerations raised by the Board during its discussion. The Board took note of “Report on the Implementation of the External Auditor Recommendations” (WFP/EB. The Board also took note of the comments of the ACABQ (WFP/EB. A/2016/5-C/2), and the FAO Finance Committee (WFP/EB. A/2016/7-A/Add.1, and encouraged further action on the recommendations, taking into account considerations raised by the Board during its discussion.

The Board also took note of the comments of the ACABQ (WFP/EB. A/2016/5-C/2), and the FAO Finance Committee (WFP/EB. The Board took note of “Summary Evaluation Report – Mauritania Country Portfolio (2011–2015)” (WFP/EB.