"The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) was launched in 2003 as one of the pillars of NEPAD. More than half of Africa’s countries (with three-quarters of its population) have joined the APRM. Of these, at least half have set about the process of studying and reforming their political, economic and corporate governance, and socio-economic development. How successful have they been? Is the APRM living up to the high expectations placed in it? In this report, author Adotey Bing-Pappoe sets out to review the achievements of the APRM in seven countries - Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Benin, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia."