Landscape Analysis: Country Assessments
The Landscape Analysis Country Assessments constitute in-depth reviews of challenges countries are facing, opportunities that exist and seek to identify possible actions that need to be prioritised in each country in order to accelerate scaling-up of effective interventions programmes. The assessment is done in a participatory fashion by an interagency team with national and international team members. It includes an analysis of a country’s commitment, capacities and resources, and identifies promising actions that could be scaled up to improve nutrition.
The main aims of the country assessment are to:
- map the country context and readiness as part of developing national strategic action plans and scale-up plans for implementing priority nutrition interventions;
- make recommendations about where and how to best make investments in order to accelerate actions in nutrition;
- establish the current status of nutrition action in a country, thus allowing future progress to be tracked against that baseline.
The Landscape Analysis in-depth Country Assessment was initially undertaken in the five countries of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guatemala, Madagascar and Peru in 2008. Following these country assessments, were Comoros, South Africa and Timor-Leste in 2009, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Mozambique in 2010, Mali, Namibia, Sri Lanka, United Republic of Tanzania and Egypt in 2011 and Guinea in 2012.