What is a program?

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A program is a planned sequence and combination of activities designed to achieve specified goals. Programs normally involve

  • equipment
  • materials
  • money
  • personnel, and
  • time.
Also known as:



The word “project” is often used interchangeably with “program” in academic circles and by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) in regard to language development activities.


The word “program” tends to be used in contexts such as


The word “project” tends to be used in contexts such as the following:

  • Philippine language projects
  • The Manobo translation project
  • The Manobo literacy funding project

Here are some examples of programs:


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