Julia Kulik and Caroline Bracht
May 27, 2016
A summit can be systematically assessed by the four dimensions of performance. Taken together they show that the Ise Shima was a summit of above-average success.
A main document of 32 pages was issued early on the second day of the summit on May 27, 2016. The main declaration was accompanied by six other issue specific documents.
The first dimension of performance is domestic political management, which is measured by the number of statements of support made by the leaders toward one of its members. This year there were 22 communiqué compliments in all seven of the official summit documents across 63% of G7 members. This is the highest number of communiqué compliments ever in the G7.
On the second dimension of performance of direction setting, which is measured by the number of references to the G7 foundational mission of open democracy and individual liberty, there were 42 references to open democracy and 53 references to individual liberty for a total of 95 references to the G7's foundational mission. This number is well above the overall average of 23 for all years.
On the third dimension of performance of decision making, which is measured by the number of discrete, specific future-oriented statements to take action, there were 196 commitments. However. these were the commitments contained in the main 32-page declaration and not the six additional documents. The four dimension of performance of the development of global governance is measured first by the number of references to internal
G7 institutions and second by the number of external institutions. There were 64 references to internal institutions and a 174 references to external institutions.
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|Summit||Total||Canada||France||Germany||Italy||Japan||United Kingdom||United States||European Union|
|Women and girls||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Open democracy||Individual liberty|
|Actions on cyber||4||10|
|Women and girls||0||3|
|Issue||# commitments||Issue||# commitments|
|Health||22||United Nations reform||1|
|Climate change||13||Food and agriculture||4|
** issue area defined by the heading the commitment falls under not according to the G7 Research Group issue areas.
** Additional documents endorsed in the leaders declaration, some of which contain additional commitments are: G7 Ise-Shima Principles for Promoting Quality Infrastructure Investment, G7 Ise-Shima Vision for Global Health, G7 Guiding Principles for Capacity Building of Women and Girls: Towards Sustainable, Inclusive and Equitable Growth and Peace, G7 Action to Fight Corruption, G7 Action Plan on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism, G7 Principles and Actions on Cyber
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|G7 summit||4||Multilateral development banks||6|
|G7 members||10||United Nations||54|
|G7 ministers||11||World Bank||8|
|G7||38||Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development||14|
|International Monetary Fund||4|
|World Trade Organization||6|
|World Customs Organization||1|
|International Civil Aviation Organization||3|
|Financial Action Task Force||2|
|World Health Organization||33|
|Food and Agriculture Organization||5|
|International Organization for Animal Health (OIE)||5|
|International Development Association||2|
|Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria||3|
|International Atomic Energy Agency||3|
|International financial institutions||3|
|European Investment Bank||1|
|Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons||1|
|Organization for Peace and Security in Europe||1|
|North Atlantic Treaty Organization||1|
|21st Conference of the Parties||1|
|International Energy Agency||2|
|Nuclear Energy Agency||1|
|World Association of Nuclear Operators||1|
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