There are several structures of the APRM, which include;
- APR Forum – This means the Committee of Heads of State and Government of participating States of the African Peer Review Mechanism. It is the highest decision making authority of the mechanism.
- APR Focal Points Committee – Means the Ministerial body comprising the Personal Representatives of the Heads of State and Government of APRM Participating States of the African Peer Review Mechanism.
- APR Panel – Means the Panel of Eminent Persons of the African Peer Review Mechanism. The APR Panel is a body of Eminent Africans appointed by the APR Forum with the responsibility to lead the country review process. They oversee the review process to ensure integrity, considers reports and makes recommendations to the APR Forum.
- APR Secretariat – Means the continental Secretariat of the African Peer Review Mechanism. The Secretariat serves the APR Forum, APR Focal Points Committee and APR Panel. Accordingly, the APR Continental Secretariat provides the APR Panel with secretariat, technical, advisory, coordination and administrative support for the functioning of the APRM.