"As the APRM celebrates 10 years of its existence, it is important to highlight the immense achievements of the mechanism. Profound and central to the APRM is the country self-assessment process with its elaborate methodology encompassing nation-wide consultations with various stakeholders in political, economic, corporate and socio-economic governance. The product of this exercise is a critical document named the National Programme of Action (NPOA).NPOAs identify and highlight discrepancies in a nation’s socio-economic, political, economic and corporate governance. However, the aim is not only to bring to the fore the various deficiencies in these governance areas, NPOAs also seek to provide clear commitments that are realisable within a specific time period by the responsible ministry or focal point for implementing the outlined recommendations."