• Landscape synthesis – template 05-11-2015



This worksheet provides a general strategy for completing the Landscape Synthesis tool.  For details on the Performance Rating for each indicator, please see the full enumeration manual, “Landscape Synthesis of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Life-Saving Interventions and Commodities, Enumeration Manual, 2015.


The Landscape Synthesis tool is designed to profile the status of RMNCH programs and key commodities. This process systemically gathers information on RMNCH programs and the state of manufacturing, import, procurement, regulation, quality control, supply and utilization of 13 life-saving RMNCH commodities.  Most of this information already exists in the form of national strategic plans, essential medicine/medical device lists, training materials, sector reports, and related documents.

The primary purpose of the Landscape Synthesis is to rapidly collate, synthesize, and regularly update this information and to track country progress against gaps that have been identified. Document reviews are accompanied by semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders in the Ministry, procurement and regulatory agencies, and with local experts.