As part of the commitment to upholding its accountability and transparency, the Development Working Group (DWG) formulated its first accountability report in 2013. This document also helps DWG map out and monitor the development sectors to further strategize its effort in narrowing the development gap. With this view in mind, DWG established the Accountability Framework in 2014 as a guideline for formulating the annual report. Since then, DWG has released an annual accountability report on the active G20 development commitments that have been made since the establishment of DWG in 2010.

Following the G20 leader’s commitment in 2015 to align the G20’s work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the G20 leaders endorsed the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2016. The G20 Action Plan indicated DWG as the coordinating body and policy resource for sustainable development across the G20. It delegates another mandate for DWG to also conduct an Annual Progress Report focusing on G20’s collective actions for sustainable development.

In 2019, DWG members called for simplification and modernization of the accountability process and report document. DWG concluded the discussion and established the G20 Modernized Accountability Framework in 2020 that merged the Annual Update on the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda and the DWG Accountability Report into one document. 

Also in 2020, DWG established this online portal. Initially, it was built to publish all of the accountability report documents. However, to optimize its full potential, the website is used to publish all DWG documents and meetings for the public repository.