Burundi Revenue Office embeds Results Based Management principles in new Strategic Plan

27 October 2017

Bujumbura, Burundi – In the framework of the WCO-EAC CREATe project, funded by Sweden, the Burundi Revenue Office (BRO) has requested the WCO’s support in the area of strategic planning. A WCO delegation conducted a mission in Bujumbura from 23 to 26 October 2017, aiming to evaluate BRO’s past strategic plan (2013-2017) as well as to provide guidance for the new strategic plan (2018-2022).

During the mission, the BRO and the WCO conducted working sessions with representatives from each of the BRO Commissions (the Office of the Commissioner General, Customs, Internal Tax, Enforcement and Support Services) and the BRO Services, as well as with BRO’s key stakeholders. These consultations have enabled the BRO and the WCO to clearly identify BRO’s progress achieved and challenges encountered in the past 5 years. They have also enabled BRO to identify priority areas for the next 5 years as well as to develop the vision, mission and SMART strategic objectives for the new strategic plan. Resource mobilization, trade facilitation, voluntary compliance and organizational development will be at the heart of the plan for 2018-2022.

Furthermore, the mission enabled BRO to develop a strategic dashboard with key performance indicators. This strategic dashboard was presented to BRO’s top management.

The BRO committee tasked with the development of the new strategic plan has committed to finalizing its drafting in the upcoming weeks based on the WCO experts’ recommendations.

For more information about this activity in particular and the on the WCO-EAC CREATe project overall, please contact the WCO-Sweden Programme Director, Mr. Richard Chopra (Richard.chopra@wcoomd.org ).