At the start of 2018, we marked the beginning of our fifth year of operation with the development of a new strategy for the organization. This in itself was a marker in our growth and planned trajectory: we moved away from start-up and transitional-type activities that had characterized the previous phase, where our objectives were to ensure sustainable and predictable funding, to build a brand and a reputation, and to develop our governance, systems and processes.

Our new strategy, which was widely circulated and endorsed by the GI Network of Experts and the Board, aims to fully leverage the reputation we have created as a global centre of expertise on organized crime; to maximize the benefits of our Network of Experts and our many
partnerships with reputable national, civil-society and multilateral organizations.

The new strategy focuses on making positive contributions to policy debates, and to making an impact in the regions of the world most harmed by organized crime.