NEPAD/HGSIC-3-2003/APRM/Guideline/O&P
9 March 2003

AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM
ORGANISATION AND PROCESSES
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Introduction

1.1

The African Peer Review Mechanism base document (AHG/235

(XXXVIII) Annex 2), approved by the NEPAD Heads of State and
Government and Implementation Committee (“Implementation Committee”)
and endorsed by the African Union (AU) Summit in Durban, South Africa in
July 2002, envisages the following four distinct organisational components of
the African Peer Review Mechanism (“the APRM”), with the names that shall
be used in this document for the sake of clarity in brackets:
a. The Committee of Participating Heads of State and Government (The
APR Heads of State Forum (APR Forum)) is the highest decisionmaking authority in the APRM.
b. The Panel of Eminent Persons (APR Panel) will be appointed to
oversee the review process to ensure the integrity of the process, to
consider review reports and to make recommendations to the APR
Forum.
c. The APRM Secretariat (APR Secretariat) will provide the secretarial,
technical, coordinating and administrative support services for the
APRM.
d. The Country Review Team (APR Team) will be appointed to visit the
country to review progress with the county’s Programme of Action, as
envisaged in paragraph 13 of the APRM base document, and produce
the APRM report on the country.
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Further, the APRM base document envisages five stages of the APRM

with a number of processes both at country and continental level. Some of

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