Responsibility and Authority Mapping Process (RAMP)

The Responsibility and Authority Mapping Process (RAMP) is a practical management method designed for policymakers and senior managers to help them identify those health management functions for which responsibility and management authority are most ambiguous.

The underlying premise is that it is important to understand clearly how managers and stakeholders perceive their powers in order to foster appropriate management action and reduce conflict.

The RAMP can be used to:

  • Assess whether health managers or stakeholders currently share the same perceptions of how responsibility and authority are distributed
  • Examine opinions about the way these powers should be allocated in the future
  • Analyze perceptions at different points in time to see whether management roles become clearer over time
  • Study whether the distribution of management responsibility and authority shifts in a desired direction

The instrument consists of a set of worksheets in Excel. The RAMP was field-tested in Afghanistan.

Last modified: July 23, 2021

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