The APR questionnaire acts as a template and a guide to analysing governance. Countries can modify it if needed. It asks whether the country under review has ratified the designated treaties and codes, and whether they have taken the requisite steps to give such agreements legal force by adopting them into national law or setting up the required institutions and systems to give the treaties effect. The SAQ is
divided into four sections: Democracy and Good Political Governance, Economic Governance and Management, Corporate Governance, and Socio-Economic Governance. Each section includes a list of relevant standards, major objectives, questions under each objective and indicators, which help flesh out the intent of the questions.The SAQ was revised at the 17th APR Forum in Addis Ababa on 14 July 2012.