G7/8 Summit Compliance Data Sets by Issue, 1985-2013

G8 Research Group, April 17, 2015

The following data set contains the compliance scores for all G7/8 members with 425 summit commitments assessed for compliance from 1985 to 2013.

This data set represents the most comprehensive, systematic, publicly available data set on country-specific compliance with G7/8 commitments by issue area. Interested individuals are invited to join the G8 Research Group in this ongoing compliance assessment work. The procedures used are detailed in the Reference Manual for Commitment and Compliance Coding. For more information or to get involved, please email g8@utoronto.ca.

For comparative purposes, see also the G20 Summit Commitments by Issue: 2008 to 2014, produced by the G20 Research Group.

John Kirton
Director, G8 Research Group


  Canada France Germany Italy Japan Russia United Kingdom United States European Union Total
Overall Average +0.64 +0.47 +0.55 +0.25 +0.45 +0.24 +0.66 +0.59 +0.64 +0.49

Compliance Datasets


See also Background on Compliance (methodology and coding manual) | Annual Compliance Reports | Full List of Commitments [PDF]