The tool also meets a series of operational objectives, inter alia:

SIMPLE: as little information as necessary but not less than needed.
INSTITUTIONALIZED: framed within the sector’s processes and responsibilities.
PUBLIC: open and transparent to all actors.
HARMONIZED: adapted to each country’s context but in a harmonized manner to ensure comparability and harnessing of the economies of scales.
ADAPTED: meeting the needs of the communities, different levels of government, several sector stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations.
FLEXIBLE: capable of evolving to adjust to future changes and requirements.
MODERN: using state-of-the-art technology to simplify collection processes.
EXPANDABLE: developed taking into account its expansion to other countries and regions.