Stakeholder analysis identifies both kinds of stakeholder and maps out the relationships between them

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5. TOOLS FOR WORKING WITH CIVIL SOCIETY IN HEALTH
Strengthening civil-state interactions

Identifying the civic organisations to work with

Working with communities
Supporting information exchange

Other skills
Checking our progress

Interactive exercise

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.

Where can I find out more?
See http://health.org/ and also www.phrproject.com/publicat/inbriefs/ib26fin.htm and www.prgaprogram.org/prga/tool_prga.htm
for website resources and information on stakeholder mapping.