Ensuring that the MEA delivers

Comprehensive diplomatic goals, broken down into action plans for embassies, needed

Kishan S Rana

Setting out the strategic objectives of foreign policy is the first step in a process that leads to actionable goals for embassies and consulates, and provides templates for performance evaluation, improving results across the board. Logically, that superstructure of desirable outcomes demands a foundation, a master list of what we want from our diplomatic engagement. It is not sufficient to say that these foreign policy objectives are obvious, and “known to all”. Consider how other foreign ministries organise what is a typical three-level matrix, consisting of ...