About the tool v2.0
At the Global Benchmark Tool launch in October 2015, it was agreed that the Tool would be reviewed every three years. Planning for the review began in October 2018, with the process kick-started in January 2019.
The review process will update and simplify the Global Benchmark Tool while maintaining the robust benchmark standard and the Tool’s alignment with the FAO guidelines. The review will be focused on the following three areas:
Improvement of benchmark component language
Reduction of the number of components to reduce complexity while maintaining the benchmark standard
Inclusion of new FAO guidelines as supplementary components
Timeline for the Revision
Schemes, Independent Experts and Benchmark Committee Members provide feedback on v1.0 of the Tool and the Tool Process.
Expert Working Group ‘kick-off’ session in Amsterdam.
2-day Expert Working Group meeting to review the first draft of the Global Benchmark Tool v2.0.
Expert Working Groups finalize first draft of the Global Benchmark Tool v2.0 for public consultation.
GSSI Steering Board approves first draft for public consultation.
December 2019-January 2020
60-day public consultation.
Expert Working Groups review consultation comments and draft proposal for integration into v2.0.
Final Expert Working Group Meeting to finalise v2.0.
GSSI Steering Board approves final v2.0 for publication.
Launch of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool v2.0.