ECPAT International supports the implementation of the Agenda for Action by advocating for governments and civil society actors to take action to end commercial sexual exploitation of children. A priority task is to promote the development of National Plans of Action (NPA) against commercial sexual exploitation of children, including indicators of progress, goals and timeframes for implementation. An NPA is the first tangible indication of a country’s commitment and includes development of a consultative structure in which government, NGO, children and other stakeholders participate to plan a focused and cohesive framework for effective action in five areas: coordination and cooperation, prevention, protection, recovery and reintegration, and child participation. It is a valuable tool to identify objectives, measure progress, and assist governments to implement their commitments fully, and for other stakeholders to collaborate with and support targeted efforts. An NPA is a key commitment under the Agenda and to date, 44 countries have developed an NPA.