The latest IAEA Medium Term Strategy covers the period 2012 to 2017. It has been developed through a process of interaction between the Secretariat and an open-ended Working Group established for this purpose by the Board of Governors.
The Medium Term Strategy 2012-2017 provides overarching guidance and serves as a roadmap to the Agency's activities during this period by identifying priorities among and within programmes based on such considerations as recent technological trends, emerging needs and the political, economic and social background.
The Strategy serves also as a general framework and guide for the preparation of three programme and budget cycles using the results based management approach. The programme and budget for each biennium will be developed on the basis of the Medium Term Strategy 2012-2017 objectives.