Goal programming is a type of optimisation approach. Optimisation approaches can be viewed as providing the analytical machinery to assist in the generation and analysis of ‘target-seeking’ or ‘backcasting’ scenarios.

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<p>Developed to handle multiple (usually conflicting) objectives, with each objective given a goal or target value to be achieved and deviations from the set of targets minimised.</p>
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