Promoting Peer Review as a Compliance Mechanism for Regional Integration

Multilateral organisations have long used peer review as a means to encourage compliance with commitments made in the pursuit of various socio-economic goals. Africa established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as an indigenous system to monitor the progress of member states in the realm of governance and to provide support for their national development priorities. Although the APRM has focused mainly on national-level implementation, with careful planning and visionary leadership, this could be usefully supplemented by reports on the efforts of African countries to fulfil their regional commitments."