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Good governance is a win-win

Good governance is a win-win September 1, 2014 by Peter Harrington (AGI) Peter Harrington is an AGI alumnus having worked for the organisation in Liberia between 2010 and 2012. He is now a Fullbright Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. Earlier this month Tony Blair gave a speech on ‘Seizing Africa’s Opportunity’ in Houston, Texas. […]

Launching Corporate Governance in Africa with an emphasis on Kenya

April 28, 2015 by Admin Key development challenges facing Africa All over the world, countries are struggling to expand their economies and improve living standards. This struggle is particularly poignant in Africa, which has, for a long time, been mired in declining economic performance, rising unemployment, deteriorating national infrastructure, inequality and increasing and abject poverty. Persistent internal conflicts and […]

Socio-economic Problems Facing Africa: Insights from Six APRM Country Review Reports

April 28, 2015 by Terence Corrigan Governance and APRM Programme Analysis of the first six APRM Country Review Reports reveals common problems in the sphere of socio-economic development, albeit to different degrees. What can we learn, and do the solutions proposed hold promise? The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) tries to identify both problems facing participating countries […]

Towards Better Governance: The Next Stage of Africa’s Journey of Economic Reform

April 28, 2015 by Alassane D. Ouattara For Africa, the importance of good governance has, I think, come to the forefront for two main reasons. The first of these reasons is that after the so-called “lost decade” of the 1980s, Africa seems to have returned to a path of growth. Real annual GDP growth for the region as a […]

Timely rejuvenation of the African Peer Review Mechanism?

March 16, 2016 by David Omozuafoh Programme Advisor, APRM and Governance Assessment, UNDP Africa Six years before the 2014 Burkina Faso uprising, the country’s African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) report identified “omnipresent weight and domination of the majority, which seems to ‘block’ the democratic system and stifle multiparty politics”. The assessment called on authorities to “provide appropriate […]

Democracy & good political governance

This thematic area ensures that the respective national constitutions reflect the democratic ethos and provide for demonstrably accountable governance, and that political representation is promoted, thus providing for all citizens to participate in the political process in a free and fair political environment. The aim is to enforce strict adherence to the position of the […]

Economic governance & management

Good economic governance, including transparency in financial management, is an essential pre-requisite for promoting economic growth and reducing poverty. Mindful of this, there are five key objectives pursued: Promote macroeconomic policies that support sustainable development Implement transparent, predictable and credible government economic policies Promote sound public finance management Fight corruption and money laundering Accelerate regional […]

Socio-economic Development

Socio-economic Development Poverty can be most effectively tackled through the promotion of democracy, good governance, peace and security as well as the development of human and physical resources. Key socio-economic thrusts such as promoting gender equality, allocation of appropriate funds to the social sector, as well as promoting new partnerships between governments, the private sector […]

Corporate Governance The APRM definition of Corporate Governance involves all aspects that govern a company’s relations with shareholders and other stakeholders. The APRM’s Objectives, Standards, Criteria and Indicators document defines Corporate Governance as concerned with the ethical principles, values and practices that facilitate holding the balance between economic and social goals, and between individual and […]