Localization and reconciliation

After digitizing the national log-frames and mapping indicators to supra-national frameworks, the "Localized" node will appear.

You will find the "local" version of the regional and global log frames your country committed to report to. The first task is to isolate indicators that the country does not need to report to (N/A), assess the mapping (whether it is primary or secondary), identify indicators that are currently being produced (outside of the national log frame, OPI). Finally, analyze those that are not currently produced and plan their collection/modelling. 

After the process has been completed, a supervisor will need to go over the assessment and validate the answers. This is the process of reconciliation.

1. Localization.

Access the "Logframes" view and unfold the "Localized" node to view the localized log frames.


a. Reformulation

Since some SDGs are not phrased for direct country reporting because they require supra-national aggregates (e.g. SDG 17.11.1 "Developing countries’ and least developed countries’ share of global exports"), they will need to be reformulated as a national indicator. Make sure you review the metadata before doing so.


b. Identify N/A

Once you have finished reformulating all the indicators, you can proceed to identify N/As. This section features "tags" to help you sort categories of indicators. For example, landlocked countries would not report on indicators related to the ocean. You can use the tags to filter by categories of indicators.


c. Assess mapping

A third step is to assess the mapping you assigned at the time of assessing indicators. In this tab you will only see those indicators that have already been mapped. Click on the button on the right.

review mapping

You can either add a new mapping to an existing indicator or create a new OPI to map to (red button). Note that this last option will take you out of the screen, follow the assessing indicators instructions.

If you wish to map to an existing indicator, select the log frame from the drop-down menu, then use the blank space to search by name (not number). Once you have found the right one, click "add" (green button).


Once you have mapped all the necessary indicators (the least mapped, the better), select which is the primary one. Only one primary mapping is allowed. You can also eliminate the mapping by clicking on the red cross. When you have finished, click save.


The metadata from the national indicator will be copied. This indicates that the SDG/other indicator has been "localized".


Proceed to assess all mappings before moving to the next step.

d. Assess Unmapped


2. Reconciliation

After a supranational indicator is assigned a primary national mapping, a supervisor must validate. Reconciliation is the process of comparing the metadata of both indicators to identify gaps. There are four stages: comparing definitions, assessing the capacity to produce the indicators and data source reconciliation. ADAPT reports the progress and assigns a score.


On Stage 1, select for each of the categories if it is an exact or partial match. Only select N/A if there is missing information on the SDG metadata.


With each answer, the progress (both global and of the stage) and score will change.  Exact matches give a higher score than partial ones.


Save before moving to the next stage. On stage 3, you will need to compare the disaggregation required by the SDGs with the one your country is able to produce. Drag and drop the variables to their matching SDG disaggregation (on the orange boxes).


Once finished, click save. Stage 4 will indicate if the data source attached to the indicator is designed to produce the desired disaggregation.


Once finished reconciling one indicator, you can proceed to work on the following one(s).