G20 Members¹ Compliance Hits Peak of 85%
G20 members have complied at a rate of 85% with 17 priority commitments made at last year¹s Hamburg Summit, according to the 2017 G20 Hamburg Summit Interim Compliance Report (in English) just released by the G20 Research Group. This surpasses the 83% score of compliance with the first G20 leaders¹ meeting in Washington DC in 2008.
The report monitors actions taken to comply with seven commitments between 8 July 2017 ‹ the day after the Hamburg Summit ended ‹ to 9 January 2018; for the remaining 10 commitments, the assessment period extended to 5 March 2018.
Compliance was highest on the commitments relating to base erosion and profit shifting and financial regulation. It was lowest on building resilience to corruption.
Canada and the European Union had the highest scores, with Saudi Arabia and Turkey having the lowest.
This assessment only covers part of the period between the Hamburg Summit in July 2017 and the 2018 summit that will be in Buenos Aires on 30 November and 1 December 2018. A final report covering the full 16 months between the summits will be released just before the Buenos Aires Summit.
There is still plenty of time for G20 members to take steps to keep their pledges from the Hamburg Summit, and the final scores may change from this interim report.
The report is the work of the G20 Research Group, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, and the Center for International Institutions Research of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.
The G20 Research Group has been monitoring G20 members efforts to comply with the commitments made at their previous summit each year since 2008. These reports are subject to revision as new information becomes available.