Since its last report in 2008, the Committee has received 13 first reports from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Gabon, Maldives, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Sudan and Togo. Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, Germany, India, Ireland, Finland, France, Pakistan (two addenda), Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uganda and Ukraine have also presented additional information to the Committee.
The total number of reporting States is 168. Of those, 105 States have submitted additional information. Twenty-four States have not yet submitted their first report to the Committee. In 2004 the European Union submitted a report, which is to be read in conjunction with the national reports of its member States. Upon approval by the Committee and with the consent of States, the reports were posted on the website of the Committee.
Overall, the Committee notes that the number of measures taken by States by 2011 has increased compared to its findings in 2008.The charts below present a graphic view of the number of Member States by the number of Committee matrix data fields in which those States had measures in place in 2011 compared to 2008. As the charts show, the number of States that had measures in 30 fields or fewer decreased from 63 to 21 and 42 of these States have measures now applicable to more than 30 data fields. The average number of measures per State in these data fields rose to 128 in 2011 from 93 in 2008.