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Stakeholder Analysis Tool

Given the transition in programme and project management that your office is undertaking, it is important to consider how this change is likely to be perceived by your stakeholders. Good management practice indicates that understanding our stakeholders concerns and interests is an important step in building a targeted and relevant communications strategy.

The stakeholder analysis tool will support you in mapping out the respective influence and attitudes of your stakeholders to help you prioritize how you manage your communications with them.

Use the Stakeholder Analysis tool to:

Identify and list your stakeholders. These could be individuals or groups that are impacted by your actions. For example, you may have:

    • Internal stakeholders: staff, staff association, management, programme staff
    • External stakeholders: government, other agencies, NGOs, etc.
  • Estimate stakeholder attitude and influence: assess for each of your stakeholders how favorable they are towards UNDP’s approach to implementing the new Results Management Guide, and how strong their influence is to impact the direction and outcome of the project.
  • Plan your strategies to approach and involve each of these individuals/groups.
  • In general, high influence indicates that you need to involve the person/group in some way. The people or groups that require the most attention are those with a great influence and opposed. You can consider to involve, for example:
    • Involved for information only
    • Consulted
    • Directly involved in decision making
    • Involved as co-researcher and co-actors
  • Proper communication on a project is also critical to successfully manage the expectations of stakeholders. They need to be kept well informed of the objectives and progress.

You could use the following simple matrix for this analysis:

Stakeholder

Stakeholder interest in project, impact on stakeholder

Stakeholder influence

Stakeholder attitude

Strategies for obtaining support or reducing obstacles

E.g.: CO Staff

High interest, job-level impact

Medium

Negative

Involvement in implementation, communication, etc.