Good governance remains the hope for Africa in the political and economic development capacity-building. The APRM is thus presented as a voluntarily accessible instrument to the African Union (AU) member States and as the African States self-follow-up mechanism which aims to strengthen the adoption of policies, standards and practices that will lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration.
However, most of West African States failed to strengthen the APRM process and the countries that acceded to the APRM have attained different implementation stages.Given this situation and regarding the Hanns Seidel Foundation' s (HSF) commitment on the APRM related issues and activities; the HSF initiated the project entitled “Fostering the APRM process in five West African Countries”: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Togo. The project will have a specific approach according to the countries’ different needs in the light of the APRM process implementation in the sub-region.
The project is carried out from 1st March 2013 to 29 February 2016 and is funded by the European Commission and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
For more information on the project, download the full presentation here.