Planning Timelines

The annual planning cycle is designed to consider activities that cover the span of as many as three years: the previous year's activities and data are reviewed; the current year's activities are undertaken; and the next year's activities are planned and budgeted. The scheduled timelines for reports and information that flow to OPIC are crucial to maintaining the system's credibility and assuring that all information flows in a manner that allows appropriate information to be included in the budgeting process.

Illustration 9
Illustration 9: Sources of data flowing to OPIC

Reports to OPIC are scheduled to coincide with the budget process and allow the appropriate requests and recommendations to be included in budgeting decisions. In addition to the budget information, additional information comes from four sources as depicted in Illustration 9.

Illustration 10

* See timeline in Appendix F for interaction between these tasks and data collection.