Produced by the State of the Union project, this 2010 report is one of ten country studies that assess the performance of Member States against key governance, economic, social, civil and political policy standards, and rights instruments. Although a historical approach has been used, the period under review is 2007-2009. Further details on the methodology can be found in the appendices.
The State of the Union project tracks and engages Governments and the African Union (AU) on their commitments by managing in-country research, community hearings and national consultations.
Ten AU legal instruments and four policy frameworks have been selected in recognition of the tremendous opportunities they offer for eradicating poverty, promoting justice and realising political, economic and social rights in Africa. The ten legal instruments are:
African Charter on Human and People’s Rights in Africa,
African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance,
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child,
African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources,
African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption,
African Youth Charter,
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa,
Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community relating to the Pan- African Parliament,
Revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community.
The four policy frameworks are:
Abuja Call for Accelerated Action Towards Universal Access to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Services by 2010,
African Health Strategy 2007-2015,
Maputo Plan of Action for Implementing the Continental Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Rights Policy Framework 2007-2010
NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Plan (CAADP)