The Commission has made laudable progress in recent years to improve its institutional capacities and operational systems and procedures. However, many challenges remain and for the Commission to effectively work towards acceleration of the AU Vision and achieve all its medium term priorities of the Third Strategic Plan, it must continue to build its internal capacity so as to be equal to the task. Under leadership of the Commission's Bureau of the Deputy Chairperson, the Commission should do more to build on improvements in institutional capacity already made.
The BDCP’s Business Plan is built on concrete findings and proposals for action from interactions with stakeholders and several institutional studies and assessments, broadly covering institutional, image, and management and leadership aspects. The overall goal is to strengthen the institutional capacities of the AUC by putting in place measures to improve, on a continuous basis, the performance and operational efficiency of the Commission in terms of finance, human resources and administration, legal, strategic planning, internal audit, conference services, medical, protocol and all services in the Commission, through benchmarking and adoption of international best practices.