Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Parker, Sarah and Katherine Green. 2012 ‘What do the PoAIM Scores Represent? How Should the PoAIM Scores Be Interpreted?.’ The Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (Phase 1): Assessing Reported Progress; Occasional Paper No. 30, p. 12. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August
What do the PoAIM scores represent? How should the PoAIM scores be interpreted?
The PoAIM score for each state reflects how well the state has implemented its PoA and ITI commitments overall according to its national reports. The separate PoAIM score for each theme reflected in Annexe B tells us how well a state has implemented its PoA and ITI commitments within each thematic area according to its national reports.
States that achieved a high PoAIM score provided sufficiently detailed information in their national reports to indicate that they have implemented a high number of PoA and ITI commitments, both primary and subsidiary. States that received a low score did not provide enough - or sufficiently detailed - information in their national reports to determine whether they are implementing or have implemented their national level PoA and ITI commitments. This could indicate that they had not fulfilled the PoA and ITI commitments, but it could also indicate that they had not provided sufficient information on their implementation efforts in their national reports.