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Copyright: GIZ / Baerbel HoegnerIntroduction: Getting to know our stakeholders

Stakeholders exhibit great inter-individual differences with regards to their personal characteristics as well as their relation and attachment to the land in question. For instance, an individual or a group can be the owner of, a user of, or simply concerned with a piece of land. Knowing the stakeholder’s  identity, role, as well as regulations and policy context in their relation to the land is important within stakeholder engagement. Analysis of the differences between stakeholders is an indispensable tool in the planning phase of a project.

Stakeholder Analysis

This week, we will be looking at different methods and approaches for stakeholder analysis. Such methods allow for a differentiation between and a categorization of stakeholders. Breaking up stakeholders in sub-categories is an example for such a categorization. These methods further allow for an investigation of relationships between stakeholders, such as the link between local communities and civil society bodies to governments and ministries.

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