The document has three sections, bibliographical references and annexes. The first section includes the conceptual definition of resource mapping and its objectives (in the context of this guide), a description of its functions, basic characteristics, requirements, operational mechanisms and other key areas. The second section describes the steps necessary to carry out resource mapping, which each NDO will need to tailor according to different contexts.
Key questions guiding the process and the identification of stakeholders comprise the core elements of this section. Finally, the third section contains guidance on how to set up a Scientific Advisory Committee to strengthen NDOs in decision-making on methodological and scientific aspects.