ECA's contribution to the African peer review mechanism (APRM)
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a self-monitoring process designed to improve the, quality of governance in African countries and to promote the adoption of policies, standards and practices that will lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated economic integration through sharing of experiences and reinforcement of successful best practices. The process, to which Member States of the African Union voluntarily accede, includes periodic reviews of the policies and practices of participating states to ascertain progress being made towards achieving the mutually agreed goals and compliance with adopted political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards, as outlined in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance. The document states that the overall responsibility of the Mechanism is vested with the Forum of Participating Heads of State and Government (APR Forum), that the Panel of Eminent Persons will oversee the conduct of the, APR process to ensure its independence and integrity, and that the APR Secretariat provide the secretarial, technical, coordinating and administrative support services to the APRM.