Definition: Mission

Common Assessment Framework (CAF); Peer reviews

A description of what an organisation should achieve for its stakeholders. The mission of a public sector organisation results from a public policy and/or statutory mandates. It is the organisation's "raison d’être". The final goals an organisation sets out to achieve in the context of its mission are formulated in its vision, translated into strategic and operational goals.
European Network of National CAF Correspondents, European CAF Resource Centre at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), "The Common Assessment Framework (CAF). Improving Public Organisations through Self-Assessment. CAF2013", Maastricht, September 2012

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