n Journal of African Elections - The African Peer Review Mechanism : Lessons from the Pioneers, Ross Herbert & Steven Gruzd : review

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-4700



The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has often been referred to as 'one of the most innovative African initiatives of the 21st Century'. Basing my opinion, in part, on reading this 406-page volume I would argue that there is no longer a need for equivocation, the APRM represents a quantum leap forward in the thinking about how to address the many governance challenges that exist in Africa today. The mechanism is so innovative, and so ambitious in its scope, that the fact that Herbert & Gruzd have been able to draw for their book on the in-depth experiences of five African states which have undertaken the process is remarkable.

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