A commitment is a stated agreement, promise or firm decision to give time and energy to an action. This can be verbal or written statement, for example a promise to persuade further action within a committee or an agreement to publicly support a policy. Further examples of commitments are included below
This is just one indicator that captures influence. Indicators such as counting meetings or events, participation in meetings, and others can help build a larger picture of the influence an organisation is having on the private sector or government.