Stakeholder Analysis Guidelines

Short Description

Stakeholder analysis is systematically gathering qualitative information and analyzing it to determine whose interests need consideration when creating or enacting a policy or program. Stakeholders are people or organizations with a vested interest in a proposed policy or program and are often refered to as "interested parties" and can be grouped into several different categories. The analysis typically includes knowledge of the policy, interests and values related to the policy, position regarding the policy, potential alliances among stakeholders, and ability to affect the policy process through power and/or leadership. The Stakeholder Analysis Guideline identifies, explains, and provides supporting examples for the 8 steps needed for a complete stakeholder analysis:

  1. Planning the process.
  2. Selecting and defining a policy.
  3. Identifying key stakeholders.
  4. Adapting the tools.
  5. Collecting and recording the information.
  6. Filling in the stakeholder table.
  7. Analyzing the stakeholder table.
  8. Using the information.

Format and Retrieval

Stakeholder Analysis Guidelines (Section 2) - World Health Organization