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Understanding APRM Research: Planning, Process and Politics. A Practical Handbook for Peer Review Research

Based on experiences of researchers working on early APRM reports, this handbook offers practical advice on tackling all aspects of this complex research process. This edition of the SAIIA Occasional Papers Series presents two papers by SAIIA res...

Addressing the African Peer Review Mechanism's Programmes of Action

Examining the first six APRM Programmes of Action, this paper traces how PoAs are developed, implemented and monitored, and how they could be strengthened going forward. This edition of the SAIIA Occasional Papers Series presents two papers by SAI...

Engaging with Parliaments: Advice to Civil Society

Practical strategies and hands-on tactics for CSOs seeking to influence policy-making in African parliaments. This paper examines how African civil society organisations have successfully influenced policy. Often, we complain that we lack the tim...

Common African Political Governance Issues: Lessons from Six Early APRM Reports

"This paper analyses the discussion and recommendations about Africa's pressing political governance issues - including the separation of powers, election management and corruption - from the APRM reports of Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, , South Africa, A...

The African Peer Review Mechanism: Assessing Origins, Institutional Relations and Achievements

"This paper assesses the origins of the APRM, the benefits that it has brought to the continent, and the obstacles that militate against success. To assess the impact of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), it is necessary to understand where...

Ten Reasons to Keep Faith with Africa's Peer Review Process

Almost a decade after Africa’s major governance monitoring mechanism was mooted, we must ask: What value has the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) added? Has it been worth the time and money? What has it changed? Like any tool, much depends ...

Defining Civil Society in the Context of the African Peer Review Mechanism

"This paper attempts to examine some of the prevailing definitions of civil society in the context of African governance, and identify a suitable means of conceptualizing civil society more specifically in the context of the APRM."

An Analysis of the Implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius

"This paper examines the implementation of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius. First to voluntarily submit to review by the APRM, all three countries have devised different working models at the national level...

EISA Annual Report / 2008 EISA Report Annuel

"The executive director stated : Several milestones were reached in 2008. EISA conducted a major fundraising drive which, combined with strict adherence to internal audit and financial control systems, has improved the organisation’s financial s...

South Africa and the 'African Agenda'

"This paper sought to highlight the strategic conundrum that South Africa faces in its interactions with the continent. On the one hand it is a continental powerhouse, especially economically, and on the other, it is resented or regarded as an unw...

What Ails the Young? Insights into Africa's Youth from the African Peer Review Mechanism

"Examining the state of Africa’s youth primarily through the lens of the reports compiled through the African Peer Review Mechanism – Africa’s innovative governance assessment system – this paper discusses two primary sets of challenges. The first...

From Non-interference to Good Governance: Shifting Perspectives on Development Africa

"The paper has provided an overview of the meaning of governance and its relationship to development, including how this is expressed in development strategy using the good governance agenda. In the case of Africa there is a shift from ‘non-inter...

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