Stage 3. Defining the population and objectives

What has to be done?

Once the drug phenomenon in the region is better known, we will be in a position to select which population to direct the intervention at and what changes we can expect to achieve with it.

First, it is advisable to select the population that will benefit from the intervention and then determine the objectives to be achieved in it. Other aspects of the intervention will depend fundamentally on these two elements.

When this stage ends:

  • You will understand why and at whom to aim the programme.
  • You will be more aware of what you want to achieve with the intervention.

If this stage is not completed correctly, there is a danger of:

  • Designing a programme that is irrelevant or inappropriate for the population.
  • Not understanding what changes are expected to be achieved with the programme.