The Strategic Realignment Program (SRP) started in 2010. Our objective for the SRP was for WIPO to be a responsive, efficient organization, equipped to provide global leadership on intellectual property (IP) issues and to achieve its Strategic Goals.
In seeking to accomplish its mission of promoting innovation and creativity through a balanced and effective international IP system, WIPO operated (and continues to operate) in a highly dynamic and changing environment.
The challenges we faced included addressing the stress on patent and copyright systems as a result of rapid technological change, globalization and increased demand, reducing the knowledge gap between developed and developing countries, and ensuring that the IP system continues to serve effectively its fundamental purpose of encouraging creativity and innovation in all countries. The Strategic Realignment Program (SRP) was launched in 2010 in order to equip the Organization to address the challenges.
The SRP was an ambitious program with 19 inter-related initiatives. It brought new focus to the Organization’s culture and values, greater efficiency in our business processes and better alignment of our programs, structure and resources to our nine Strategic Goals.