ICANN Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update

By January 21, 2018 Governance No Comments

Brief Overview

Purpose:

ICANN logoFocusing on ICANN‘s commitment to the multistakeholder model, ICANN‘s Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and the current year update to the Five-Year Operating Plan are provided for community discussion and public comment. ICANN seeks structured feedback on the plans described in these documents. The documents incorporate improvements on previous years based on regular interaction with the ICANN community and reflect FY19’s planned accomplishments towards the Five-Year Strategic Plan, which was adopted by the ICANN Board in October 2014.

Current Status:

The draft documents provided for this proceeding have been prepared and published for public review and comment. They describe ICANN‘s plans for FY19 and a high-level overview of FY20, including the plans to be carried out by PTI and IANA. Consultations were conducted on PTI’s draft FY19 plans during summer and fall of 2017. A report of public comments on the FY19 PTI and IANA Operating Plan and Budget was published in December 2017. The updated PTI Operating Plan and Budget was adopted by the PTI Board on 9 January 2018. The sections of the plans relating to PTI are therefore already finalized and are included in these documents to provide a complete picture.

Next Steps:

During Public Comment Period

  1. Two community webinars will be held to provide an overview of the Draft FY19 Planning Documents and highlights. Details for the calls will be posted on the ICANN Community Wiki Finance Workspace.
  2. Community members seeking clarification on any details in the Draft ICANN FY19 Operating Plan and Budget documents should submit questions to planning@icann.org by 30 January 2018.
  3. ICANN organization will provide responses to clarifying questions by 12 February 2018,four weeks before this public comment period ends.

After Public Comment Period

  1. ICANN organization will analyze the comments submitted and hold sessions with the community and ICANN Board at ICANN61 to discuss aspects of the comments that may need additional explanation. This step of the process is intended to enhance understanding of the comments and to improve the quality of the responses provided by the organization. The sessions will be public and attended by at least one ICANN Board member.

    The schedule for this session, along with dial-in information, will be published on the ICANN Community Wiki Finance Workspace.

  2. The ICANN organization will prepare a report of public comments to be published by 12 April 2018. Where deemed necessary, changes will be made to the draft documents and revised versions will be posted to the website prior to ICANN Board adoption.
  3. The documents will be presented to the ICANN Board and proposed for adoption in May 2018, a minimum of 28 days in advance of the beginning of the next fiscal year to allow for Empowered Community review period.

Section I: Description and Explanation

ICANN seeks structured feedback on the plan described in these documents. They reflect the accomplishments planned for the current and next fiscal year, FY18 and FY19 and refinements based on regular interaction with the ICANN community.

Section II: Background

ICANN‘s planning process consists of a continuous cycle with the following four components:

  • ICANN Strategic Plan
  • ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan Update
  • ICANN Fiscal-Year Operating Plan & Budget
  • PTI Fiscal-Year Operating Plan & Budget
  • IANA Budget Fiscal-Year Operating Plan and Budget

ICANN‘s Strategic Plan [PDF, 1.65 MB] was developed with community input and is updated every five years. The Strategic Plan shapes our priorities, informs our budget and drives our activities. ICANN‘s Strategic Plan for FY16-FY20 was adopted by the ICANN Board and published on 14 October 2014.

ICANN‘s Initial Five-Year Operating Plan and Financial Model [PDF, 1.01 MB] was developed with community input and is updated each year. This is its second update. It contains an approach to a five-year financial management strategy, and at the strategic goal level:

  • Corresponding Key Performance Indicators
  • Dependencies
  • Five-Year Phasing
  • A list of Portfolios

Following the adoption of the FY16-FY20 Strategic Plan in October 2014, ICANN organization developed and consulted on a Draft Five-Year Operating Plan, which was adopted by the Board in June 2015.

ICANN‘s Fiscal-Year Operating Plan and Budget is developed with input from the community to implement the Five-Year Operating Plan.

  • The cycle concludes with achievement and progress reporting, conducted throughout the year via ICANN meetings, webinars, the Accountability Indicators and other dashboards, and the portfolio management system.

Section III: Relevant Resources

FY19’s Draft Planning Documents

Document Purpose
Document #1 – FY19 Budget Highlights and Overview [PDF, 320 KB] Overview of the key elements of the draft FY19 plans.
Document #2 – FY19 Total ICANN Budget [PDF, 613 KB] High-level summary of the draft FY19 budget.
Document #3 – FY19 Key Projects and Activities [PDF, 576 KB] Information on key cross-functional projects and activities planned for FY19.
Document #4 – FY19 Operating Plan [PDF, 1.09 MB] Section 1: Summary of 6 modules of work planned for FY19
Section 2: Breakdown of the operating plan with the budget by strategic goal
Document #5 – FY19 Five Year Operating Plan Update [PDF, 627 KB] High-level five-year perspective on the operations ICANN undertakes to implement its strategic plan.
Document #6 – FY19 Excel Spreadsheet [PDF, 121 KB] Detailed breakdown of the budget for each project.

Supporting documents

Document Purpose
Adopted PTI FY19 Operating Plan and Budget [PDF, 263 KB] This is the PTI Board Adopted FY19 Operating Plan and Budget for PTI including IANA
Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget by Portfolio Spreadsheet [PDF, 246 KB] This spreadsheet provides a detailed breakdown of the budget for each portfolio.
Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget by Project Spreadsheet [PDF, 585 KB] This spreadsheet provides a detailed breakdown of the budget for each project.

Contextual information

Document Purpose
Adopted Strategic Plan [PDF, 1.65 MB] This is the Strategic Plan ICANN is currently operating under. It runs for the period from July 2016 until June 2020.
Initial Five-Year Operating Plan and Financial Model [PDF, 1.01 MB] This is the Five-Year Operating Plan adopted for FY16.
Planning Process This web page describes ICANN‘s planning process.
Financial Information This web page links to key financial information about ICANN.
Quarterly Reports This web page links to slides, recordings, and transcripts for ICANN‘s quarterly updates.

Open Date: 19 Jan 2018 23:59 UTC

Close Date: 8 Mar 2018 23:59 UTC

Staff Report Due: 12 Apr 2018 23:59 UTC

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy19-budget-2018-01-19-en