Landscape analysis on countries’ readiness to accelerate action in nutrition

Country assessment tools

World Health Organization

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 113
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 978 92 4 150358 7


The in-depth country assessment provides a way to scope gaps, constraints and opportunities for integrating new and existing effective actions in nutrition, using a participatory approach. The assessment is undertaken by an interagency team of national, regional and international partners. It includes an analysis of a country’s capacities and resources, and identifies promising actions that could be scaled up to improve nutrition.

The Landscape Analysis Country Assessment Tool consists of tools for:

  • Planning and preparing for a country assessment. The Country Assessment Tools provides a description of steps to take throughout the preparation and implementation of the country assessment.
  • Desk review and stakeholder mapping tool. The desk review and stakeholder mapping will serve as an important point of reference for the country team regarding national nutrition situation and existing policies, actions, partners and coordination.
  • Data collection. Six main questionnaires exist to conduct interviews at national, provincial or regional, district, facility and field levels to assess commitment and capacity to accelerate nutrition actions.
  • Data analysis. The analytical framework provides indicators for commitment and capacity to accelerate nutrition actions

This tools package has been adapted throughout the various country assessments based on feedback from the country teams. As part of the preparations for the Landscape Analysis Country Assessment, the country team needs to review the tools, select which ones to use and adapt them to the national situation. The Word document questionnaires can be obtained from WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, by contacting

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