Responsibility and Authority Mapping Process (RAMP)

  • By: Management Sciences for Health

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 to the development of the RAMP is that managers or other stakeholders who do not perceive that they have power over particular management actions (even if on paper they possess this power) are unlikely to take the responsibility or authority for them. Similarly, managers or other stakeholders who do believe that they have been allocated such powers are likely to act, even if those powers are not formally theirs. It is important to understand clearly how managers and stakeholders perceive their powers in order to foster appropriate action and reduce conflict.

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