National Contact Points peer reviews
During the 2011 update of the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, National Contact Points agreed to reinforce their joint peer learning activities, and in particular, those involving voluntary peer reviews. A peer review can identify an NCP's strengths as well as areas for improvement. The peer review is conducted by representatives of 2 to 4 different NCPs who assess the NCP under review and provide recommendations. A peer review helps the NCP acquire more capacity to better meet the "core criteria for functional equivalence" which calls on NCPs to function in a visible, accessible, transparent and accountable manner. It gives the NCP under review a mapping of its strengths and accomplishments, while also identifying opportunities for improvement.
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF PEER REVIEWS
The NCP Action Plan agreed in 2016 proposes that 4-6 peer reviews be undertaken annually. In addition to the schedule below, Brazil has committed to undertake a peer review by end-2018.
Access peer reviews to date
Switzerland - 2017
Italy - 2017
Belgium - 2016
Denmark - 2015
Japan - 2012
The Netherlands - 2009