Current Strategy

The IFMSA Strategy 2017-2020 was adopted during the 66th General Assembly August Meeting 2017, held in Arusha, Tanzania, following a year-long process of planning and consultations.

Why A Strategy?
All organisations evolve. Even without an overall plan for where the organisation is headed, new ideas will emerge, new initiatives will kick off, and a lot of work will be done, yet these efforts may not be very well-aligned.

The strategy helps the organisation implement structural changes that transcend individual leaderships. It is key to ensure that future leaderships follow up on and conclude the implementation. It will ensure continuity, transparency, and accountability in the work of IFMSAs elected and appointed leaders.

The Strategy 2017-2020 will guide the collective work of the Federation for the upcoming three years with the aim to achieve long-term strategic goals, defined by the National Member Organisations. The Strategy 2017-2020 has four main pillars:

  1. Secretariat and Financial Administration
  2. Participation and Representation
  3. Alignment of Work
  4. Visibility and Promotion

The engine that drives IFMSA is fuelled by the initiative and passion of our volunteers and members. And it is from this grassroots layer new ideas and activities. IFMSA employs a soft approach to strategic planning. This means that the plan has a narrow scope of structural changes that cannot be realized in one term, and it leaves room for each Team of Officials to also work on their own short-term objectives.

Strategy 2017-2020: click here to download.


Previous Strategy

Click here to read the Strategy 2014-2017.

Implementation Reports:

You can also find the first Strategy Annual Implementation Report, presented by the Executive Board of 2014-2015. It includes an overview of the strategic goals achieved during the 1st year of the implementation of the strategy and a set of recommendations of the upcoming terms.

IFMSA Strategy Implementation Report 2014-2015
IFMSA Strategy Interim Implementation Report – February 2017

For more information, please contact gs@ifmsa.org.