Guide to stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder engagement should ensure a broad, equitable participation of stakeholders. Which stakeholders are involved, how they should be involved and when, are key questions you will need to answer early on in your project planning.The stakeholder analysis in your project planning workbook will help you to identify which stakeholder you should be engaging with. The stakeholders’ key role at this stage of the planning process is to help you to identify causes of your problem that your project will aim to solve. Different stakeholders can be and should be involved in different ways.

This guide will support you through this process by providing you with an overview of methods you can use for a successful stakeholder engagement process.