Goal 1
Democratic values, practices, universal principles of human rights, justice and the rule of law entrenched
2023 Targets

Priority Areas: Democratic Values and Practices are the Norm

At least 70% of the people believe that they are empowered and are holding their leaders accountable
At least 70% of the people perceive that the press / information is free and freedom of expression pertains
At least 70% of the public perceive elections are free, fair and transparent
Accredited Electoral Observers certifies elections to be free and fair
A functional national focal point responsible for implementation of AU shared values is in place by 2017
All reporting obligations with respect to compliance of AU Shared instruments are met by 2017
Zero tolerance for unconstitutional changes in government is the norm
African Charter on Democracy is signed, ratified and domesticated by 2020
AGA Clusters on Democracy; Governance; Human Rights; Constitutionalism and Rule of Law and Humanitarian Assistance fully functional and operational
The African Governance Platform reviews at least 23 State reports under the ACDEG and provides technical support to State Parties towards effective implementation
APRM acceded by all member states
Frameworks for the computation of governance metrics for African Island States is in place by 2025

Priority Areas: Human Rights, Justice and The Rule of Law

At least 70% of the people perceive the judiciary to be independent and deliver justice on fair and timely basis.
At least 70% of the people perceive they have free access to justice
At least 70% of the people perceive the entrenchment of the culture of respect for human rights, the rule of law and due process.
All member states are implementing the APRM
All Member States comply with the framework provision on the reporting of Article 62 of the ACHR
All member states have functioning Human Rights Commissions
Goal 2
Capable institutions and transformed leadership in place at all levels
2023 Targets

Priority Areas: Institutions and Leadership

At least 70% of the public acknowledge the public service to be professional, efficient, responsive, accountable, impartial and corruption free
At least 70% of the public acknowledge the relevance and good functioning of the legislature as a key component of democracy
At least 70% of Member States are implementing the African Charter on the Values and Principles of Public Administration
At least 70% of Member States are implementing the AU Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption

Priority Areas: Participatory Development and Local Governance

All local governments have full administrative and institutional capacities and appropriate fiscal powers
Local communities have a fair share of the exploitation of natural resources and are using them for the benefit of all.
Culture, values and norms of local communities are respected and protected
Reduce local conflicts to zero by 2020
Democratic values, practices, universal principles of human rights, justice and the rule of law entrenched