The first task of a program implementing team is to determine the overall program aims and objectives, by asking ‘what are you hoping to achieve with this program?
Sample BRIDGE program objectives:
While BRIDGE will have been identified at this point as appropriate, it is important that objectives are identified independently of the BRIDGE curriculum.
Types of Objectives
Below is a quick summary of the implementation process, focusing on the objectives that should run through the BRIDGE program:
BRIDGE program objectives, should be checked against appropriate indicators to measure capacity development3. Within a given context, the particulars of capacity development should be broken down into a number of performance indicators covering certain core functions appropriate to the program. Examples might include:
(Based on ‘Good Governance – Guiding Principles for Implementation’, issued by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in 2000)