Civil Society Groups Issue Progress Report on 2nd US National Action Plan

According to the first civil society progress report on the implementation of the United States’ Second National Action Plan, the United States government appears to be on-course to meet the majority of its commitments six months into the implementation period. This report draws on the expertise and experiences of a wide range of civil society groups engaging on the commitments and features their knowledge of the Administration's efforts to meaningfully implement its commitments and to collaborate effectively with civil society.

Commitments lacking progress also generally lacked strong collaboration between the Administration and civil society on the issue. Some commitments showed progress but still lacked the increased momentum needed to fully implement them; this impetus should be inspired by their inclusion in the Administration’s plan. In a few cases the situation is unclear; civil society was unaware of any progress and did not know the government leads for those commitments.

In the coming months, civil society will develop stretch goals for each commitment to set a high bar for meaningful implementation. Civil society will issue progress reports every six months leading up to a final comprehensive evaluation after the December 2015 deadline. Learn more about our process here.

Download the report here.

Submitted by apaulson on 06/19/2014