As part of the African Union's African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), experience sharing was held in Benin with Mali and Côte d'Ivoire to exchange best practices and acquired from the use of the mechanism.
Presented as "an innovative approach designed and implemented by Africans for Africa", the mechanism allows experts, governments, civil society to jointly assess the performance of a given country in various fields (democracy good governance, development, human rights).
Created in 2003, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a reciprocal mechanism for promoting good governance in Africa. It is a mutually agreed instrument to which African Union (AU) Member States voluntarily adhere.
Through constructive dialogue and persuasion, this Mechanism promotes sharing and mutual learning through exchange of experiences and the reinforcement of good practices, including identification of gaps and, for participating countries, evaluation of capacities to strengthen.
In Benin, a National Governance Commission of the APRM (CNG-APRM) was set up in 2008 with the aim of strengthening political, economic and social governance through education, awareness-raising, and extension of the African Mechanism. Peer Review (APRM) and monitoring of the implementation of the Action Plan and recommendations from Benin's APR assessment.
The missions received in Benin in November 2016 were intended to draw on Benin's experience in implementing the mechanism in its phases of self-evaluation, evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the national action plan. . The displacement of the members of the National Governance Commission of the African Peer Review Mechanism (NMC-APRM) in Mali is part of an annual meeting to review the implementation of the APRM and strengthen capacity of these members on citizen control. The exchange of missions between Benin and the other countries of the subregion allowed him to assess his own level of implementation of the APRM's national plan of action, to learn from the experiences of other countries and to note the areas in which he must do better.
Supported by: UNDP
Implemented by: National Governance Commission of the African Peer Review Mechanism (CNG-MAEP) (Benin)