Multinational - African Peer Review Mechanism Institutional Support Project (APRM-ISP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Mar 2018
Signature Date 26 Apr 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present operation is a stand-alone Institutional Support designed to support African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in its efforts to improve the quality of governance in Africa. It is designed to assist the APRM Secretariat to offer support to Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in participating in and implementing recommendations of the APRM while maximizing opportunities for sharing experiences and best practices. The proposed project has three mutually reinforcing components: (i) Promoting the Universality and Effectiveness of the APRM; (ii) Strengthening Institutional Capacity and Knowledge Management for a Reinvigorated APRM; and (iii) Project Management. Through this intervention, the Bank will contribute to ongoing efforts to make the APRM a continental governance instrument fit for purpose, as a pragmatic tool for measuring the governance performance of African countries. This will contribute to the consolidation of good governance, which is a critical enabler to the attainment of economic transformation and inclusive growth in Regional Member Countries.

Project Objectives

The development objective of the proposed project is to support the APRM in its effort to promote, consolidate and improve the quality of governance in Africa by disseminating lessons learned and best practices and rectifying underlying deficiencies in governance in African countries. It will specifically help to enhance the effectiveness of the APRM by streamlining review methodologies and processes and improving knowledge management, as well as strengthening institutional capacity of the Mechanism.


The project’s direct beneficiaries are the countries that have acceded to the APRM (37 in all) and the APRM Secretariat, who will benefit from capacity building, improved tools and methodology, increased pace of country reviews and greater knowledge generation and dissemination, including sharing of experiences and best practices. Other AU member states that are not members of the APRM will also benefit given the expanded mandate of the APRM to include monitoring continental priorities, including Agenda 2063 and the SDGs. The entire population of Africa will benefit indirectly from the project. Civil society and the private sector will also benefit indirectly from an improved governance environment and expanded space for non-state actors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-K00-084
Last Update 28 Jan 2022


Contact Details

Name KOMA Baboucarr

Geographic Location

Country Multinational