G7/8 Compliance Assessments, Overall and by Issue, 1996-2002

G8 Research Group, 2003

Issue Area 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02
TOTAL
(based on average of n)
+36.2% (22) +12.8% (6) +31.8% (6) +38.2% (6) +81.4% (12) +49.5% (11)
ECONOMIC ISSUES
World Economy +0.307 - - - +86 -
IFI Reform +0.29d - - - - -1.0
Exchange Rates - - - 0 - -
Macroeconomics +1.00 - - +1.0 - -
Microeconomics +0.29e - - - - -
   Employment - 0.375f 0g - - -
   Aging - - +0.33h - +0.86 -
ICTi +0.57e - - - +1.0 +0.75
Trade +0.29e - +0.33j -0.57 +1.0 +0.88
Development (General) 0e 0 - - - 0
   Debt of the
   Poorest/HIPC
- - 0 +0.86 - +1.0
   Education - - - - - +0.58
GLOBAL/TRANSNATIONAL ISSUES
Transnational Issues (General) +0.475 - - - - -
Environment +0.14 +0.5f +1.0k - - +0.17
Biotechnology - - - - +0.75 -
Human Genome - - - - +0.80 -
Healthl - - - - +1.0 +.75
Cultural Diversity - - - - +0.63 -
Nuclear Safety +0.29 - - - - -
Crime & Drugs +0.43e 0f +0.25m 0n - -
POLITICAL SECURITY ISSUES
East/West Relations +0.86e - - - - -
Terrorism +0.71e - - +1.0 +0.40 +1.0
Arms Control +0.29e - - - +0.88 -
   Landmines +0.71 +0.75f - - - -
Human Rights +0.71e - - - - -
Security Issues +0.310 - - - - -
Regional Security
   Asia -0.43e - - - - -
   Europe +0.86o - - - - -
   Middle East -0.43e - - - - -
   Russia - -0.86 - - - -
Conflict Prevention - - - - +0.63 -
GOVERNANCE ISSUES
UN Reform I ($ obligations) +0.14 - - - - -
UN Reform II (devt agenda) +0.14 - - - - -

a Data refer to members' compliance to commitments expressed in the Communiqué, as evaluated immediately prior the next summit (i.e., 1996/1997 data refer to commitments made at the Lyon Summit in 1996 and assessed on the eve of the 1997 Denver Summit).
b Unless otherwise indicated, data refer to all G7 countries.
c Includes economic issues.
d Excludes Italy and France.
e Excludes Italy.
f Refers to G8 (includes Russia).
g Refers only to Japan, UK, Russia.
h Refers only to Canada, Germany, U.S.
i Information and communications technology; includes Digital Divide and Global Information Society.
j Excludes Germany.
k Refers to G8 countries (includes Russia); is average of data for two commitments referring to the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.
l Includes infectious disease.
m Refers to human trafficking; refers only to France, Germany, Japan.
n Refers specifically to the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering.
o Excludes Japan.