Promoting Universal Accession to the APRM for an Enhanced Regional Integration among Ecowas member countries
Monday, November 28, 2016 to Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

A Specialised Agency of the African Union (AU), the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a tool for sharing experiences, reinforcing best practices, identifying deficiencies, and assessing capacity-building needs to foster policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration.

The formula of a regional workshop that gathers at the same time Member States and a Regional Economic Community, in the present case, ECOWAS, is chosen for four reasons:

  • Promote and improve positive and dynamic interactions between Member countries in a framework of a collective peer learning on the APRM.
  • Convince countries that are already members of the Mechanism to learn from each other in order to raise concerns and to clearly see the benefits related to their possible re-engagement in the APRM process.
  • Invite AU’s member states from  ECOWAS,  which are not yet acceded to the APRM , here 4 in all to join the group as observers, so that they can benefit from their presence during this ECOWAS Regional Workshop to learn about the APRM (mandate, guiding principles, strengths and challenges, the APRM process, ...) and accelerate their decisions on the accession to the Mechanism.



ECOWAS member States to re-engage in the AU’s peer-review mechanism

Programme of Work 

Key Documents 


Concept Note



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