National Contact Point peer reviews


National Contact Points can undergo voluntary peer reviews which identify their strengths as well as areas for improvement.

Peer reviews are facilitated by the Secretariat and carried out by representatives of 2 to 4 different NCPs who conduct an on-site visit to the NCP under review, meet with government, business and civil society stakeholders and provide recommendations in a public report.

A peer review will look at whether the NCP is functioning in a visible, accessible, transparent and accountable manner. It also explores whether the NCP handles cases in a way that is impartial, predictable, equitable and compatible with the Guidelines.


Databases of cases handled by NCPs



NCP Peer reviews and associated country implementation reports can be accessed below.


Austria  - 2019

Belgium - 2016


Canada  - 2019

Chile  - 2018

Denmark - 2015


France (English)  - 2018 

(Report on implementation of recommendations - 2019)

France (français) - 2018

(Rapport sur la mise en œuvre des recommandations - 2019)



Germany  - 2018

(Report on implementation of recommendations – 2019

Italy - 2017

Japan  - 2012 

Norway  - 2014



Switzerland - 2017

The Netherlands - 2009

United States  2019

2019 - 23 timetable for peer reviews and follow-up reports


  • Argentina - Sept
  • Korea
  • Spain


  • Australia - March
  • Sweden


  • Greece


  • Slovenia

Peer reviews are a unique opportunity for governments to learn from others and review the practices of their NCPs through a systematic process. They are voluntary, but in recognition of their importance, at the June 2017 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), governments committed “to having fully functioning and adequately resourced National Contact Points, and to undertake a peer learning, capacity building exercise or a peer review by 2021, with a view to having all countries peer reviewed by 2023.”


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