- Stakeholder Analysis
Steps in Stakeholder Engagement
Consultations should take place throughout the process
Effective stakeholder engagement is vital to a project’s success: it can make a significant contribution to successful project design and execution; improve the environmental and social sustainability of projects; and enhance project buy-in and acceptance. Project teams should ensure early engagement with stakeholders and continue this engagement throughout the project cycle. All WWF GEF projects need to comply with the WWF Standard on Stakeholder Engagement.
1. Stakeholder Identification
At PIF stage, key stakeholders and their potential role in the project should be identified using the Table below. WWF defines stakeholders as “persons or groups who are directly or indirectly affected by a project, as well as those who may have an interest in a project and/or the ability to influence its outcomes, either positively or negatively.”
It is recommended that at this stage the stakeholder identification exercise is an expansive one so that relevant groups are not inadvertently excluded. The list of stakeholders will be updated and refined as the design of the project takes shape. The Stakeholder Table template and examples can be found below.
|Stakeholder Type||List of Stakeholders||Interest in the Project; Potential Role during Project Development|
|Government (central and provincial levels)|
|Local affected communities, including indigenous people|
|NGOs and CSOs|
|Multilaterals and GEF Agencies|
2. Stakeholder Engagement
Key stakeholders should be engaged to inform the overall project strategy presented in the PIF and ensure buy-in. This includes those expected to play an executing role as project partners. Stakeholder engagement can also be used to identify potential co-financing and baseline opportunities. All engagements should be documented according to the WWF Standard on Stakeholder Engagement.
The table of key project stakeholders, as well as a description of what stakeholders have been engaged during PIF stage and a summary of their feedback, should be included in the PIF.
Note: As an Implementing Agency, WWF's Standard on Stakeholder Engagement meets GEF minimum requirements.