The Peer Review MechanismAPRM) has been instrumental in promoting good governance and sustainable development across the African continent. The recent achievements of the APRM were highlighted at a forum where the Chairperson of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons, Dr Abdoulieneh, praised the progress made in conducting country reviews.
Since its inception, the APRM has completed twenty-six country reviews, with six nations voluntarily undergoing a second-generation review to demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement. Additionally, eight countries have completed targeted reviews to address specific governance challenges. The outgoing CEO expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve the APR Forum in delivering the APRM mandate since 2016. He noted the importance of the instrument being apolitical and its unique role in improving governance at both the individual state and forum levels.
The new CEO was assured of finding a revitalized APRM that is dedicated to leading good governance efforts and contributing to peace and security in Africa. The Chairperson commended President Julius Maada Bio for his leadership as the Chair of the APR Forum of Heads of State and Government. His dedication and vision have played a pivotal role in the success and growth of the APRM, reinforcing the collective commitment to fostering good governance across Africa.
The commitment to promoting good governance and sustainable development in Africa was echoed throughout the forum, with participants expressing optimism about the future of the APRM. The progress made in conducting country reviews and the willingness of nations to undergo multiple reviews are testaments to the positive impact of the APRM. As the APR Forum celebrates its achievements, it looks towards continued collaboration and cooperation to further promote good governance and sustainable development in Africa. The success of the APRM serves as a beacon of hope for the continent, emphasizing the importance of strong governance and accountability in driving progress and prosperity.