Responsibility Sharing Report June 2002

Annex - Data Notes, Country Summaries, and Additional Statistics

This Annex is organized into six sections, described below.

A. Data Notes. This section presents sources and notes pertaining to the data used in the Report and summarized in this Annex.

B. Country Summaries. This section provides summary information for responsibility sharing contributions on a country-by-country basis.

Military forces measures shown in these tables reflect a country’s share of total contributions relative to its share of ability to contribute. Thus, a ratio between 0.8 and 1.19 indicates that a country’s contribution is roughly in balance with its ability to contribute. Generally speaking, the Department gives a nation credit for "substantial contributions" relative to its ability to contribute when it achieves a ratio of 1.2 or greater. Ratios below 0.8 indicate very low effort relative to ability to contribute.

Note: With the exception of cost sharing estimates, all dollar figures shown in the country summary charts are in 2001 dollars, using 2001 exchange rates. Cost sharing figures reflect 2000 contributions, and are calculated using 2000 dollars and exchange rates.

C. Selected Indicators. Data upon which many of the Report’s assessments are based involve a comparison of a country’s contributions relative to its ability to contribute. This section provides the data upon which this analysis is based. The analysis is conducted in three stages:

  • A country’s contribution is expressed as a share of the total contributions of all nations in the Report (e.g., share of total defense spending, share of total active-duty military personnel). These data are presented in Tables C-2 through C-6.
  • Similarly, a country’s ability to contribute is expressed as a share of the total of all nations in the Report (i.e., share of total GDP, share of total labor force). These data are shown in Table C-1.
  • By creating a ratio of the share of contribution divided by the share of ability to contribute, analysts can draw conclusions as to the extent and the equity of nations’ efforts. These ratios are provided in Tables C-7 through C-11.
As with the military forces measures in Annex B, the same ranges for the ratios are used to determine whether a country’s contribution is in balance with its ability to contribute, or whether it is substantially greater or less than its ability to contribute.

D. Bilateral Cost Sharing. This section presents detailed estimates of nations’ bilateral cost sharing support for the United States during 2000, the most recent year for which complete data are available.

E. Additional Statistics. This section provides data values upon which many of the Selected Indicators are based. Most of the tables in this section also provide information such as subtotals and shares. The subtotals and grand total in Tables E-2, E-5, E-9, and E-12 are actually weighted averages. For example, the raw data for defense spending is summed for each group of nations and then divided by the sum of GDP for the same group of nations. This provides a more accurate figure than calculating an average based on the percentages portrayed.

Note: In Tables E-10 and E-11, only shares can be presented since actual data values are classified.

F. Summary Assessment Based on Congressional Targets. This section presents the Department’s assessment of country contributions under the terms originally specified in the FY 1997 Defense Authorization Act.

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