Within less than a decade, the GI-TOC has developed from being a lean start-up to a global organization.

The aim of this strategy is to consolidate that rapid growth, and to guide and inform the next phase of development in a way that demonstrates how the organization has become a truly global initiative. Therefore, the theme for this strategy period is to ‘go global’. Our aim is to ensure that, by 2023, the GI-TOC:

  • is a global network in action;
  • achieves global coverage through its offices and observatories;
  • has a global perspective in its publications and other outputs;
  • reaches a global audience;
  • has a Network of Experts with truly global and inclusive membership; and
  • meaningfully contributes to global efforts to prevent and combat organized crime.

The GI-TOC’s strategic objectives, 2021–2023

  1. 1. Awareness and analysis: increase the evidence base and understanding of organized crime
  2. 2. Action: facilitate and catalyze innovative policy-relevant responses
  3. 3. Resilience: strengthen local resilience and responses to organized crime
  4. 4. Bolster partnerships: enhance and leverage partnerships for more effective responses
  5. 5. The future: consolidate a decade of growth and position the organization for the future

This strategy will position the GI-TOC, as it enters its second decade, as the leading global civil society organization dealing with transnational organized crime and improve its capacity to catalyze more effective responses to this global problem.

Consistent with the aim to go global, and with one of the original objectives of the GI-TOC in mind, this strategy will continue to work towards putting in place the building blocks for a global strategy against organized crime.

The year 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the GI-TOC and 20 years since the ratification of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The anniversary year will be an opportunity to build upon the GI-TOC’s first decade and its role in contributing to reducing the global harms caused by organized crime, and to plan for the future.