The Role of Parliament in APRM

Information on how parliamentarians can participate in APRM

This booklet has been designed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to provide Parliamentarians across African continent with information on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and to outline their role in it.

Parliaments and Parliamentarians alike are key stakeholders in APRM process. However, experience has shown that National Parliaments have had limited access to information on APRM and therefore have only been partly involved in the review process. Consequently, Parliaments have experienced difficulty in fulfilling one of their key roles during the process, i.e. assessing and validating the National Plan of Action.