African Peer Review Mechanism Newsletter

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Newsletter January 2012 is now available. The aim of the newsletter has been to keep civil society, the private sector, government and citizens more widely interested in the development of the APRM process especially in Zambia. The Newsletter highlights the Activities of the CSO APRM Secretariat and its network as well as those of its Regional Partners working in the field of Governance and APRM.

With a new Government in place expressing its commitment towards promoting Good Governance, expectations from stakeholders have increased significantly.

As a result this edition of the APRM Newsletter seeks to reflect greater dynamism by analyzing the Zambian APRM Process and sharing insights on the various developments within the region. You will find various governance issues in this edition including the visit by the APRM Country Review Mission (CRM). Professor Amos Sawyer led a team of researchers in February to come and validate the Country Self Assessment Report. It is expected that a report on the CRM’s findings will soon be shared. The newsletter also carries articles pertaining to civil society’s expectations from the new government, an analysis of the new Parliament and some tips for the new government on how to bring the APRM into the picture.

This edition, has concentrated mostly on the news of recent APRM and Governance events, activities and on aspects of the September, 2011 elections. I trust you will find a number of items that will prove of interest to you.

We value your feedback so do not hesitate to get in touch with those comments and contributions aprm@zec.org.zm or aprmsecretariat@gmail.com

Enjoy the next pages of APRM and governance news

Susan Mwape
National Coordinator

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