We are honoured to be working with the SADC Secretariat and Member States in developing an effective mechanism to monitor and ensure compliance to SADC Protocols and other legal instruments and commitments.

This follows a SADC Extra-Ordinary Summit held in March 2017, where the Secretariat resolved to develop effective monitoring and assurance systems to track progress in implementation of SADC programmes.

The Secretariat accepted a summary report with recommendations based on comprehensive review and gap-assessments of current SADC Protocols as well as lessons learnt from other Regional Economic Communities (RECs). This builds on previous work we have done for SADC and ASEAN.

Some of the issues looked are:

  • What role for peer review?
  • The political economy of getting Member States to do what the have signed up to do?
  • Dispute settlement and a new SADC Tribunal
  • What are the national level pre-conditions for compliance?

Our proposed recommendations discussed in this report which will be reviewed by Senior Officials of the 16 Member States when they meet in Dar-es-Salaam in February.