The ARSO Strategic framework outlines the fundamental purpose for the existence of the Organisation as expressed in the Mission Statement and serves as a guiding principle for the operations of the Organisation for the next five years. The Vision statement, project is strategically what ARSO plans to accomplish in the period outlined and provides operational direction of ARSO.
The Goals and objectives which are specific, measurable and result oriented statements of what the organisation intends to accomplish in the next five years has been spelt out. The strategies and activities present the preferred course of action that ARSO will undertake in order to achieve the objectives. The activities are accompanied by performance indicators which are criteria by which the achievements of the objectives will be measured.
The Key Strategic Objectives of ARSO within the ARSO Strategic Framework 2012 – 2017 are:
- Strategic Objective 1: Establish a standards harmonization system that supports a sound regulatory framework
- Strategic Objective 2: Disseminate harmonized standards and guidelines to support intra, inter African and international trade and industrialization
- Strategic Objective 3: Strengthening ARSO work-management capabilities for the sustainability of the Organisation
- Strategic Objective 4: Promoting maximum and effective participation of Members and other stakeholders