The Mapping and Benchmarking framework document has been approved and is available to read here. The Framework outlines the scope of the project in terms of geographical and product coverage and lays out the implementation programme that is being adopted. This includes details of the approach that will be taken for the outputs, product definitions, data collection and data analysis methodologies and the phasing of the products to be covered. It has been developed in conjunction with all the participating countries and facilitates:
- Transparency for all the participating countries;
- Uniform expectations on the outputs;
- A clear understanding of the information inputs required; and
- Consistency in approach across the life of the project.