RANEPA Research: BRICS achieves highest ever compliance
The BRICS members of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have achieved the best performance in complying with the priority commitments made at their last summit, according to the report prepared by the BRICS Research Group.
The report, which assesses the efforts made by the BRICS countries to comply with nine selected commitments among the 130 made at the 2015 Ufa Summit, determined that the average score was 78%. The report measures actions taken between 10 July 2015, immediately after the Ufa Summit ended, and 19 September 2016. (Scores may change in future as new information becomes available.) The commitments were selected for assessment as representative of the summit¹s overall agenda and agreements.
Compliance with the 2014 Fortaleza Summit was 70%, which was lower than the previous year¹s 2013 Durban Summit.
This year BRICS members did best on fulfilling their pledge on competition policy and on tax transparency, with 100% compliance. Members were almost as successful with their commitments on information and communications technology, international cooperation to fight terrorism, and cooperation on agriculture and food for vulnerable populations at 90%.
The lowest score came on their regional security commitment on Iraq, at 30%.
The BRICS Research Group is a joint project between the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow and the Global Governance Program at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Led by Marina Larionova at CIIR and John Kirton at the University of Toronto, it is a global network of scholars, students and professionals whose mission is to serve as the leading independent source of information and analysis on the institutions, performance, priority issues and participants in the BRICS summit and system of global governance.