If a goal contains various actions, it is often broken down into a range of sub-goals (also called objectives), each of which has to be attained before the goal can be achieved.

For example, a qualitative goal and two related sub-goals could be:

Goal: ‘To reduce health risks to people working on and living adjacent to a contaminated site’

    • Sub-goal 1: ‘To reduce health risks of workers arising from the inhalation of contaminated dust from a contaminated site.’
    • Sub-goal 2: ‘To reduce health risks of local residents from ingesting foods contaminated by a site.’

Linking Goals and Sub-goals

There is a direct link between each goal and its sub-goals. In order to achieve goals, it may be necessary to address several different sub-goals.

More Details

Examples of Overall Goals, Sub-goals and Indicators

Discussing Goals, Lao PDR
Source: Hatfield Consultants
Hatfield Consultants The World Bank funded by the Canadian POPs Trust Fund through the      
Canadian International Development Agency
Not logged on: log on here