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APRM

The African Peer Review Mechanism: Lessons from the pioneers, by Ross Herbert and Steven Gruzd

Summary
The authors describe the APRM in detail and give case studies of the initial country reviews of Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Mauritius, and South Africa. We are told that the requirements for the reviews are set out in several documents, with later documents contradicting earlier documents, which have not been repealed. Officials preparing reports for the APRM and others contributing to them are advised to rely on guidance from APRM Secretariat officials.


African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Ethiopia: The Role and Engagement of Civil Society

Summary
African peer Review mechanism (APRM) is a voluntarily self-assessment mechanism in which each participating country’s government is evaluated and monitored from the four dimensions of governance: Democracy and political governance, economic governance and management, corporate governance and socio-economic development. The role and substantial engagement of civil society is crucial in validating the outcomes of APRM. This work will have invaluable contributions in disseminating information about the essences of APRM.

National African Peer Review Mechanism, Governing Council

Summary
Corporate Governance which aims at ensuring enabling environment for business, adoption of codes, ethics and good corporate citizenry as well as social responsibility. Socio-economic Development is aimed at self-reliance and sustaining development, strengthening policies, delivery of social services and combating HIV/Aids, accessibility to services such as water, electricity, markets ICT as well as promotion of gender equality. 

An Overview of the African Peer Review Mechanism

Summary
Four themes of APRM Democracy and Political Governance with objectives of addressing conflicts; constitutional democracy; Cultural and Political rights; effective public service; separation of powers; rights of women, children and other vulnerable groups such as refugees and IDPs Economic Management and Governance dealing with promotion of macro-economic policies, fighting corruption and money laundering, transparency, sound public finance management as well as promoting regional integration.