There are four types of review:
- A base review, which is the first country review carried out within 18 months after a country becomes a member of the APRM.
- A periodic review that takes place every two to four years
- A member country may, for its own reasons, request a review outside the framework of the periodically mandated reviews.
- Early signs of impending political and economic crisis in a member country could also be sufficient cause for commissioning a review.