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

G8 Research Group, April 17, 2015

  Commitment Commitment Text Canada France Germany Italy Japan Russia United Kingdom United States European Union Total
  Average (N=41) +0.49 +0.44 +0.46 +0.13 +0.34 +0.18 +0.63 +0.54 +0.38 +0.40
1 1996-39 "We renew our commitment to secure substantial flows of official aid and to improve the quality of this aid. The whole international community should be mobilized in this effort and new donors should assume growing responsibility, so that the burden is more equally shared;" 0 0 0   0   0 0   0
2 1997-55 "We will work with African countries to ensure adequate and well-targeted assistance for those countries which have the greatest need and carry out the necessary broad-based reforms. The assistance will include support for democratic governance, respect for human rights, sound public administration, efficient legal and judicial systems, infrastructure development, rural development, food security, environmental protection, and human resource development including health and education of their people".  -1 -1 +1 -1 0   +1 +1   0
3 1998-20 "We will work with the international institutions and other creditors to ensure that when they qualify, countries get the relief they need, including interim relief measures whenever necessary, to secure a lasting exit from their debt problems."  0 0 0 0 0   0 0   0
4 1999-1 "We also ask the Paris Club and other bilateral creditors to forgive commercial debt up to 90 % and more in individual cases if needed to achieve debt sustainability, in particular for the very poorest among these countries." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1 0   +0.86
5 1999-2 "In addition to these amounts, we call for full cancellation on a bilateral basis, through various options, of Official Development Assistance (ODA) debt." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1 0   +0.86
6 1999-28 "While several means of financing are under consideration, credible progress in identifying additional funding possibilities is needed, and we stand ready to help with financing solutions. In this context we recognize the importance of fair burden sharing among creditors." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1 0   +0.86
7 2000-31 "We agree to strengthen our efforts to help them (HIPICs) prepare and come forward for debt relief, by asking our Ministers to make early contact with the countries in conflict to encourage them to create the right conditions to participate in the HIPC initiative." 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 2000-32 "We will work together to ensure that as many countries as possible reach their Decision Points, in line with the targets set in Cologne, giving due consideration to the progress of economic reforms and the need to ensure that the benefits of debt relief are targeted to assist the poor and most vulnerable." -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1   -1.00
9 2000-33 "We will work expeditiously together with HIPCs and the IFIs to realize the expectation that 20 countries will reach the Decision Point within the framework of the Enhanced HIPC initiative by the end of this year." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
10 2000-34 "We for our part will promote more responsible lending and borrowing practices to ensure that HIPCs will not again be burdened by unsupportable debt." 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 2001-9 We have all agreed as a minimum to provide 100% debt reduction of official development assistance (ODA) and eligible commercial claims for qualifying HIPC countries. We urge those countries that have not already done so to take similar steps, and we underline the need for the active and full participation of all bilateral creditors in providing timely debt relief to HIPCs. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
12 2001-57 "To take this process forward, each of us will designate a high level personal representative to liase with committed African Leaders on the development of a concrete Action Plan to be approved at the G8 Summit next year under the leadership of Canada." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1 +1   +1.00
13 2002-9 We will fund our share of the shortfall in the HIPC initiative, recognizing that this shortfall will be up to US $ 1 billion. +1 0 0 0 -1 -1 +1 0   0
14 2002-10 Assuming strong African policy commitments, and given recent assistance trends, we believe in aggregate that half or more of our development assistance commitments announced at the Monterrey could be directed to African nations that govern justly, invest in their own people and promote economic freedom. +1 +1 0 0 0 0 +1 +1   +0.50
15 2002-49 We commit to: Supporting African peer-review arrangements – including by: "Encouraging cooperation with respect to peer-review practices, modalities and experiences between the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the ECA, including the participation by the ECA in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) peer review process where the countries under review so agree;" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
16 2002-50 We commit to: Supporting African peer-review arrangements – including by: Encouraging, where appropriate, substantive information sharing between Africa and its partners with respect to items under peer-review;" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
17 2002-51 We commit to: Supporting African peer-review arrangements – including by: Supporting regional organizations in developing tools to facilitate peer-review processes. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
18 2003-15 "We welcomed the report of our Finance Ministers' discussions on our increased resources and on financing instruments. We invite them to report back to us in September on the issues raised by the financing instruments, including the proposal for a new International Finance Facility". +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1   +0.88
19 2003-16 "We reaffirmed the objective of ensuring lasting debt sustainability in HIPC countries and noted that these countries will remain vulnerable to exogenous shocks, even after reaching completion point. In this context, we have asked our Finance Ministers to review by reaching completion point. In this context, we have askcalculating the amount of "topping-up" debt relief available to countries at completion pointed our Finance Ministers to review by September [2003] mechanisms to encourage good governance and the methodology for based on updated cost estimates." +1 +1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 +0.33
20 2004-34 "In anticipation of the UN-designated "international year of micro-credit" in 2005, G8 countries will work with the World Bank-based Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) to launch a global market-based microfinance initiative." -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1.00
21 2004-193 "We are committed to fully implementing the HIPC initiative and to supporting debt sustainability in the poorest countries through debt relief and grant financing. To that end, we have asked our finance ministers to: Work with other donors and the other international financial institutions to extend the sunset date of the HIPC initiative until December 31, 2006" +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
22 2004-194 "We are committed to fully implementing the HIPC initiative and to supporting debt sustainability in the poorest countries through debt relief and grant financing. To that end, we have asked our finance ministers to: provide the necessary financing for the completion of the initiative, including topping up where appropriate." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
23 2004-195 "We are committed to fully implementing the HIPC initiative and to supporting debt sustainability in the poorest countries through debt relief and grant financing. To that end, we have asked our finance ministers to: Consider further measures that can help the poorest countries further address the sustainability of their debt." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
24 2005-8 "We have agreed to double aid for Africa by 2010. Aid for all developing countries will increase, according to the OECD, by around $50 billion per year by 2010, of which at least $25 billion extra per year for Africa." +1 +1 +1 -1 -1 -1 +1 0 +1 +0.22
25 2005-12 "The G8 has also agreed that all of the debts owed by eligible heavily indebted poor countries to IDA, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Fund should be cancelled, as set out in our Finance Ministers agreement on 11 June." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
26 2005- 131 "We reaffirm our intention to reduce Iraq's debt by implementing the terms of the November 2004 Paris Club agreement. We call on other creditors to provide debt relief on generous terms comparable to or even better than those agreed by the members of the Paris Club in November 2004" +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1   +0.88
27 2006-226 We have made substantial progress since Gleneagles. Our key steps over the next year include: "ensuring the full implementation and financing of the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) according to our commitments made at Gleneagles and on a fair burden-share basis, and preserving long-term debt sustainability through the implementation of the IMF/World Bank debt sustainability framework for low-income countries; and" +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.89
28 2007-103 "To this end we will build capacity for good governance of mineral resources consistent with social and environmental standards and sound commercial practices by reducing barriers to investment and trade, through the provision of financial, technical and capacity building support to developing countries for the mining, processing and trading of minerals." 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 +0.11
29 2007-143 "These include the historic multilateral debt relief of up to US$ 60 billion, the implementation of which is now well underway." +1 0 +1 0 -1 0 +1 +1 0 +0.33
30 2007-144 "They also include increasing, compared to 2004, with other donors, ODA to Africa by US$ 25 billion a year by 2010." +1 -1 +1 0 0 +1 +1 +1 0 +0.44
31 2007-183 "[This partnership should help us work together more effectively with a variety of new and existing initiatives such as:] developing a regional Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Fund (REGMIFA) as an instrument to mobilize resources to refinance medium- and long-term investment credits for smaller enterprises and to microfinance institutions." 0 +1 +1 -1 0 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.33
32 2008-97 "The OECD/DAC estimated the global increase of official development assistance (ODA) by 2010 at around US$ 50 billion a year. We are firmly committed to working to fulfill our commitments on ODA made at Gleneagles, and reaffirmed at Heiligendamm, including increasing, compared to 2004, with other donors, ODA to Africa by US$ 25 billion a year by 2010." +1 +1 +1 +1 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.78
33 2009-115 "In particular, despite the severe impact of the crisis on our economies, we reiterate the importance of fulfilling our commitments to increase aid made at Gleneagles, and reaffirmed at Heiligendamm and Toyako. For Africa, this will include increasing, together with other donors ODA by US$ 25 billion a year by 2010, compared to 2004." +1 0 0 -1 +1 +1 +1 +1 -1 +0.33
34 2010- 004 "We reaffirm our commitments, including on ODA and enhancing aid
effectiveness."
+1 +1 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +0.67
35 2011-72 "We will improve transparency of our aid information. [In particular, we will make further efforts on publishing information on allocations, expenditure and results.] Information will be provided in accessible formats that deliver on the needs of partner countries and citizens." +1 0 +1 0 +1 +1 0 +1 0 +0.56
36 2011-110 "We commit to strengthen and activate our bilateral assistance to support the efforts of Partnership Countries;" 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.78
37 2011-149 "We will continue to support the African Union and regional economic communities to fully implement their action plans, including the Minimum Integration Programme of the African Union." 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.44
38 2011-165 "We reaffirm our commitments, including on ODA and enhancing aid
effectiveness."
+1 +1 0 -1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +0.56
39 2012-93 "Contributing G-8 members will work with regional partners, the World Bank, and regional institutions such as the Islamic Development Bank to set up the fund with an initial capitalization of $250 million." +1 +1 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.78
40 2012-90 "[In response to transition countries' request for support in promoting economic stabilization necessary to pursue reform, G-8 members will take the following actions:] launch a new Capital Markets Access Initiative to provide credit enhancements, bilaterally where such instruments exist and in conjunction with multilateral institutions, to help transition countries regain access to international capital markets to spur growth and jobs." 0 0 -1 0 +1 -1 0 +1 -1 -0.11
41 2013-157 We will continue to support country-led reforms, including projects to support institutional reform, enhanced trade, investment and job creation, including through the MENA Transition Fund, alongside other support from Partners -1 +1 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 0 +0.22
 
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