A support mission from the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat was in Mauritius from 3 to 4 October 2019. The Mission was led by Ambassador Ombeni Sefue of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons, who is the Lead Panel Member for Mauritius.
2. The purpose of the mission was to conduct a series of consultations with government as well as civil society and the private sector on how best to support Mauritius in consolidating its APRM structures and reporting procedures as well as the preparations for its APRM Second Generation review. Amb Sefue and his delegation called on Hon Nandcoomar Bodha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade and Hon Dharmendar Sesungkur, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance. The delegation also met the National Governing Committee, which is currently presided by the Chairman of MACOSS and is tasked to facilitate the implementation of the APRM process in Mauritius.
3. The APRM, a Specialised Agency of the African Union (AU), was adopted by Member States of the AU primarily as a self-monitoring mechanism designed to promote policies, standards and practices that will lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and economic integration in Africa. As at October 2019, the APRM comprises of 38 Member States who have voluntarily acceded to the Mechanism.
4. Mauritius acceded to the APRM in 2003, where it was among the first group of countries that joined the Mechanism. In 2010, Mauritius was peer-reviewed at the 13th APRM Forum Summit held in Kampala, Uganda and the Review Report was launched in Mauritius in December 2013.