African Monitor

Africa, SDGs
South Africa

About African Monitor

African Monitor (AM) was founded in 2006 as an independent Pan African continental body to monitor development commitments, delivery as well as the impact on grassroots communities. AM is registered as a not-for-profit organization in SA and works towards bringing strong additional African voices to the development agenda, by making sure that citizens have the capacity, platforms and opportunity to participate in decision-making processes.

Commitment Summary 

Leverages citizen’s voices through reliable data to strengthen national and regional review processes of the SDGs; and to facilitate policy change. The programme also promotes citizen engagement, particularly focusing on youth and women, to ensure that SDG implementation is inclusive and leaves no one behind.

Full Commitment 

In September 2017, African Monitor launched the Citizens Report! Initiative, a 10-country programme designed to monitor the implementation of the SDGs in Africa through citizen generated data. The Programme is selected as top 17 finalist of by United Nations Action Campaign. Citizens Report! Leverages citizen’s voices through reliable data to strengthen national and regional review processes of the SDGs; and to facilitate policy change. The programme also promotes citizen engagement, particularly focusing on youth and women, to ensure that SDG implementation is inclusive and leaves no one behind. In the First phase, it has reached 31communities – and it has generated baseline data from 6150 households for Monitoring SDGs. On the Second Phase (in Malawi, Zambia and Botswana), we are using the data to monitor SDGs and implement a data driven community solutions.