It seeks to draw out the interests
of the different groups at the beginning (and during) a programme.
Further, it can clarify the social groups covered by those interests
and relate these to the objectives of the programme. It can also
identify any equity issues, or areas of exclusion, as well as
areas where there may be conflict of interest between stakeholders.
Such mapping also helps to
identify relationships between stakeholders, which can be used
to strengthen mutual support networks, assess alliances, and
enhance delivery mechanisms and co-ownership of programmes.