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African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

First APRM Progress Report for the Republic of Mauritius

Established in 2003 by the African Union, the APRM is a self-monitoring mechanism whereby affiliated members engage in providing an assessment of the governance and socio-economic developments present in their countries. 

MACOSS as the Council and National Platform of NGOs in Mauritius and being the representative of the Civil Society, was designated by the government of Mauritius to chair the National Governing Committee (NGC) as an autonomous and independent body.  The NGC is composed of members who are representatives from government, private sector, academia and the civil society.  Secretarial support to the NGC is provided by MACOSS whereby the Secretary heads the NGC Secretariat.

In October 2019, a two-day Technical Support Mission led by Ambassador Ombeni Sefue, Member of APR Panel of Eminent Persons was in Mauritius along with his delegation for consultations with stakeholders.  The objectives were to consolidate the APRM structures along with sensitizing on APRM.  Support was also provided to MACOSS regarding the establishment of the APRM reporting procedures, what the country review exercise entails and the technicalities in assembling the report as per the APRM guidelines.

Thereafter, in July 2020, the NGC restarted its work afresh with a larger representation of stakeholders. The NGC organized several meetings to complete the report.  A validation workshop was held in January 2021 where the APRM Progress Report for the Republic of Mauritius was finalized.

On 9 February 2021, Mr Suraj Ray; the Chairman of MACOSS and the NGC handed the APRM Progress Report for the Republic of Mauritius to His Excellency, Ambassador Haymandoyal Dillum, Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.

The APRM Progress Report reflects the progress made by Mauritius in fields like Democracy and Political Governance, Economic Governance and Management, Corporate Governance and Socio-Economic Development. 

This document is one which depicts good governance, best practices and the socio-economic development of the member state which is Republic of Mauritius.