At its anniversary, APRM praised for raising the bar on the accountability
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Ten years after its establishment, the Africa Peer Review Mechanism, has received acclaim for its contribution to sustainable growth and development in the continent. In remarks made at the opening of the APRM’s 10th anniversary Colloquium, Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa described the APRM as a homegrown governance mechanism that has consolidated Africa’s ownership of its development agenda. Speaking on the theme: Better Governance for Sustainable Growth and Development in Africa”, Mr. Lopes made reference to the late Prime Minister Meles, who chaired the APRM Forum of Heads of State: “He used to argue that the mechanism provides a strategic opportunity for African countries to create a favorable environment for growth and development because of its inclusiveness and the benefits for growth arising from better economic management,” said Lopes.