APRM takes stock of engagement with civil society
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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A decade after it was established, the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) engaged civil society representatives in a two colloquium on the theme: Reviewing a decade of peer learning and projecting a future of governance in Africa. A working group showcased an APRM monitoring tool established in 2010 aimed at holding state actors to account on an evidence based approach. They also discussed some of the missing linkages in the process, specifically looking at gender and intergenerational interactions and how diversity could be better managed in the APRM process. Discussions focused on financing of process in the realm of governance and the priority given by financing decisions. Debates also queried the need for space to engage with non-funding institutions and how the results obtained from country review exercises can influence funding priorities if at all. Issues of transparency and accountability and the voice of civil society in articulating a transformative emerged as critical to the process of discerning a possible future for the APRM.