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.
Examples of Overall Goals, Sub-goals and Indicators