In December 2018, adherent countries approved the second Action Plan to Strengthen National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct, which will cover the period 2019-2021. The Action Plan sets out concrete ways to assist countries in setting up strong and well-functioning NCPs.
The Action Plan contains four tracks of objectives:
- TRACK ONE: Peer Reviews and Capacity Building (i.e. ensuring that NCPs build capacity by learning from each other)
- TRACK TWO: Building functional equivalence (i.e. ensuring that NCPs respond to the core criteria spelled out in the Guidelines: visibility, accessibility, transparency, accountability)
- TRACK THREE: Building and improving tools (i.e. ensuring that NCPs have the knowledge and management tools necessary to fulfil their role as non-judicial grievance mechanisms)
- TRACK FOUR: Promoting policy coherence (i.e. ensuring that NCPs promote RBC across government so that government policy aligns with RBC objectives)