Stakeholder analysis can thus
be used to identify and map civil society groups, their roles,
relations and interests, and to define appropriate forms of participation
within health programmes. When such analysis is done in a participatory
manner, it strengthens joint planning of proposed work.
For example, participatory mapping
of the environmental context and stakeholders has been a primary
step in building sustained HIV/AIDS prevention interventions
which reach and involve groups such as commercial sex workers
that may have otherwise been marginalized.