"Achieving the objectives set during 2003 has not been easy. The Institute should raise revenue to sustain its operational programmes. Yet, it is also expected that the Institute should address non income generating policy issues. On the other hand, stakeholders expect the institute to address policy constraints to address poverty, the HIV/AIDS scourge, and economic diversification, as well as the challenges of multilateral trade liberalisation. Therefore, maintaining a balance between these aspects of the BIDPA mandate will remain a challenge for the foreseeable future. It is clear, therefore, that becoming financially self-sustainable will require a bit of soul searching and policy change over the next phase of the Institute."