What are NCP 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 OECD Secretariat and carried out by representatives of two to four 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.
Peer review of the Ireland NCP
A peer review of the Ireland NCP took place in Q4 in 2021. A copy of the report is available below.