COUNTRY REPORT CARDS
Below are report cards for the G7 and the EC (the largest financial contributors to the L'Aquila Initiative), which break down how donors score against their financial pledges, the Rome Principles and other core commitments to gender, environmental sustainability and transparency.
Donors did not agree to a consistent and uniform system for measuring pledges. The G8 Muskoka Accountability report attempted to identify a uniform system, but it allows for exceptions. This makes holding all donors to account for their disbursements difficult. In this report, donors' financial pledges are measured based on the proportion of disbursements to the time elapsed in their pledge period. A donor that has disbursed one-third of its pledge and is one year into its pledge period would be 'on track'. Lesser amounts are noted as needing improvement to stay on track to meet the pledges. Where donors specified their pledges to be measured by appropriations or commitments, this is noted separately. The qualitative commitments are measured based on a series of indicators for each principle and core commitment set out in Section 2 of this report. Outstanding progress on a principle or commitment is noted as 'on track', mediocre to satisfactory progress is described as 'somewhat on track' and poor performance is reported as 'needs improvement'.