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Official documents

This section includes all of the official documents that set out the rules for the APRM process.

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a Specialised Agency of the African Union and the Continent’s primary self-monitoring and peer review tool for promoting good governance. The APRM facilitates good governance by promoting adherence to norms of conduct contained in the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG). The Mechanism exists as a voluntary exercise between African Union States to systematically assess and
review governance at Head of State peer level.

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Allow me to welcome readers to the APRM’s 2017 Annual Report. Much has been achieved by the Mechanism since its founding fourteen years ago in March 2003. APRM reports have revealed best practices shared amongst Member States, as well as governance shortcomings, including cross-cutting issues that affect more than one thematic area, that require a holistic solution due to their impact on the quality of governance. These, as identified by many of our reports, have included gender inequality; youth unemployment; management of land and diversity and implementation gaps with respect to government programs. Our Member States need to work at all levels to address these critical challenges to raise the bar on implementation, with the encouragement and under the watch of properly functioning civil society organisations to ensure accountability to our citizenry.

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This document sets out the different organisational components and processes of the African Peer Review Mechanism (by APRM) (by AU/NEPAD)

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The 16th Summit of the Committee of Heads of State and Government Participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism [APR Forum] was held on 28 January 2012 at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the APR Forum. (by AUC)

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The 17th Summit of the Committee of Heads of State and Government Participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism [APR Forum] was held on 14 July 2012 at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, in the absence of H.E. Meles Zenawi, Chairperson of the APR Forum (by AUC)

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The 17th Summit of the Committee of Heads of State and Government Participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism [APR Forum] was held on 14 July 2012 at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, in the absence of H.E. Meles Zenawi, Chairperson of the APR Forum (by AUC)

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This document contains key commitments by continental leaders to democracy and good governance and is part of the set of founding ARPM documents. (by AU/NEPAD)

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Core guiding principles for a country undergoing review (by AU/NEPAD)

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pdf Official guidelines for countries to follow in reporting on the implementation of their APRM NPoAs. (November 2008)

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This is the document that countries sign to accede to the APRM. (by AU/NEPAD)

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This document sets out the structure and organisation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development. (by AU)

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This was the first document setting out the key objectives, standards, criteria and indicators to be used to evaluate governance. (by AU/NEPAD)

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This document lists the prerequisites for the APRM country support mission (by APRM Secretariat)

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The Portuguese version of the revised APRM Questionnaire: O questionário tem por objectivos: Primeiro, providenciar aos países participantes um formato que possa servir lista de verificação para determinar se as diversas partes interessadas participantes no processo responderam às suas preocupações, e em segundo lugar servir como um resumo apropriado para providenciar uma visão dos resultados dos seus próprios processos de auto-avaliação.

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This document provides general guidance to answering the APR Questionnaire (by AU/NEPAD)

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This document provides the supplementary guidelines to the APRM guidelines for a country review (by APRM Secretariat)

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A guide to the questions countries use to evaluate governance (by AU/NEPAD)

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