As a Pan-African body established in 2006, following the so called ‘year of Africa’ in 2005, when donors promised to increase aid to the continent, African Monitor exists to assess the link between:
The adequacy and appropriateness of the development processes and commitments;
The extent to which specific development pledges by African governments and their international partners are being kept;
The extent to which the implementation of development commitments delivers tangible results to communities, particularly poor and marginalised youth, women, the disabled, children and minorities; and
How the impact on the grassroots feeds back to all the role-players in the development delivery system – from community through to international levels.
Our vision is that of a continent rapidly achieving its development potential, whose people live dignified lives in just societies where basic needs are met, human rights are upheld, and good governance is entrenched.
Our mission is to be an independent catalyst to monitor development funding commitments, delivery and impact on the grassroots, and to bring strong additional African voices to the development agenda.