MAPAN has four focus divisions, which are:
- Political Research Division covers the aspects of poly-ethnicity, culture, party, leadership, and other related fields.
- Political Consultation Division involves consultation between the research centre and all interested parties (individual, private sector, and the government).
- Pool Centre Division involves the collection of the latest data on the related content, for example the general elections and national policy, and it is characteristically action research based.
- Conference and Publication Division aims to become the producer of quality publications and high impact conferences.