Stakeholder Analysis

Course overview

Stakeholder Analysis is increasingly a prerequisite for project/program design and funding proposals. It is also a useful tool to inform strategies for strengthening organizational partnerships or addressing reputational risks at the institutional level.

This workshop explores questions of who might have an interest in addressing your key problem and who should be involved in the project life cycle. Why do we involve others in the project?

Participants will obtain key skills and knowledge in undertaking stakeholder engagement activities and stakeholder analysis.

Course details

Courses rosette

Course objectives

By the end of the training participants will have:

  • agreed on the definition of ‘stakeholders’ (both primary and secondary) for their particular context
  • understood the importance of stakeholder analysis and involvement of diverse stakeholders
  • become familiar with a variety of tools and processes for conducting stakeholder analysis
  • acquired or strengthened skills in identifying, mapping and prioritizing key stakeholders
  • completed stakeholder analyses, resulting in an inventory of key stakeholders and a classification of their interests, level of influence, and other relevant traits
  • made practical decisions about the key players, their desired roles and responsibilities on particular projects/programs/interventions, and/or partnership and stakeholder involvement strategies.


This workshop consists of both teaching on concepts and tools related to stakeholders as well as practical working sessions to conduct real stakeholder analyses, mapping and prioritization exercises. Depending on the client’s needs, sessions can be included whereby the participants use the analyzed information to inform Project/Program Design, to improve Project/Program Management (in terms of defining roles and responsibilities of partners and conducting workplanning, for instance), or develop partnership and stakeholder involvement strategies.

Course Content

  • Introduction to stakeholder engagement and stakeholder analysis
  • Definition of Stakeholder (primary, secondary, key stakeholders)
  • Importance of stakeholder analysis and involvement
  • Key concepts and principles for stakeholder involvement and partnerships
  • Stakeholder Analysis Tools
  • Group work: stakeholder identification, classification/mapping, and prioritisation

What our participants say…

“Good trainer, clear course structure, good hand out materials.”

“I found the course very helpful and stimulating, particularly putting the theory into practice.”

Clients that have received this training

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