Effective, accountable and inclusive institutions are essential to achieving a new Africa and an Africa ready for 2063. Thus Agenda 2063 recognizes the need to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies that provide equal access to justice and that are based on respect for human rights (including the right to development), on effective rule of law and good governance at all levels and on transparent, effective and accountable institutions. Institutions –formal and informal – determine how decisions are made, how resources are allocated, how well markets function, how natural resources are governed, how conflicts are managed and how violence and crime are prevented and addressed
Flowing from the integrated governance and peacebuilding Agenda 2063 program AU Watch supports the AU and its Members in the building of responsive and accountable institutions at all levels of government.
Our work is central to ensuring that development is both effective and sustainable for citizens. By supporting Member States to deliver quality services, improve accountability and expand the opportunities for inclusive economic and social progress, we build resilience to crisis and reinforces the dynamic relationship between State and the people, at all levels of society.
In the area of anti-corruption, we contribute to expanding the policy and normative agenda for tackling corruption and helps both the AU and African Member States adhere to higher international standards. AU Watch supports government to integrate transparency, accountability and a culture of integrity into the delivery of services including governance and rule of law.