Senegal recently became the 20th African nation to go through the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) to monitor for good governance.
The five-stage program involves assessing the country's governing practices from consultations with a variety of participants in the governing process and preparing a report on those governing practices that includes recommendations.
“We believe this process will help Senegal achieve the kind of capable state that we need,” Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne said. “The APRM process will assist us in making the kind of society that is essential for a thriving democracy. Our government therefore reaffirms its commitment to work jointly with the APRM task force to ensure a successful Country Review Process.”
Once complete, Senegal's peer review process, including its country review, will be filed with the African Union, the Pan-African Parliament, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, and other public bodies.
Senegal's review task force was led by Dr. Mustapha Mekideche.
“This step is a demonstration of major commitment towards good governance by the Senegal government," Mekideche said. "It also presents an opportunity for communication between the Senegalese government and its citizenry. I wish to thank the government and the people of Senegal for their continued commitment to sharing their rich history of good governance thus ensuring a better life for its people."