This section includes reviews and analyses of the APRM from academics, research bodies and conferences dedicated to the subject.
This is a discussion of APRM by several presenters at Strengthening Democracy Through Nepad - The Role of African Civil Society conference.
National Governing Councils (NGCs are the lynchpin of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Situated between the state’s political leadership and the technical institutions carrying out the research, NGCs are crucial to the development of a meaningful Country Self-Assessment Report and viable National Programmes of Action(NPoAs). They provide oversight for all subsequent stages of the APRM. To achieve maximum impact, NGCs need to be free of political interference, have clear and concise mandates, and receive meaningful technical support. To date, a lack of consistency across APRM countries on the protocols for NGCs, including their scope of responsibility and sources of funding, has tended to hinder progress. (by Jacob Kurtzer) pdf View file (67.76 kB)
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This paper assesses the benefits that the APRM has brought to the continent, and the obstacles that militate against success.
This article seeks to assess both the AU and Nepads achievements in terms of institution- and capacity-building.
This paper analyses the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa's Development in the context of African governance.
This paper argues that the right of Access to Information has been endorsed by the African Union, the APRM's parent body, and is a core principle of democracy.
This paper provides an overview of the APRM, points out its unique approach to governance in Africa and recognises the key challenges faced by the process (2007).