It is widely regarded as an innovative approach designed and implemented by Africans for Africa.
Participation and compliance is voluntary. It demonstrates the commitment of the leadership of the respective African countries to good governance and public accountability.
There are 33 African Union Member States participating in the APRM process of which 17 have been reviewed by their peers.
The APRM involves a self-assessment guided by an APRM questionnaire. At the same time, APRM officials conduct a background study of governance and development issues in the country.