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Product/Services Overview:

MAPPING STAKEHOLDERS: Smart City & Initiatives-Stakeholder Mapping service as the part of SDP’s Management Consulting & Government Advisory service offering for Public, Private and Social sector clients.


Product/ Service Delivery Duration:

Min 1-2  months depending upon Size of offering required and Scope of Work.


Ideal Client Type:

Public, Private and Social sector clients: International Agencies, National Governments-Ministries; Local Governments-Municipalities, Development Authorities, Smart City SPVs/ offices, Private Companies.


What is in the package of Product/Services (Deliverables)?

  • Smart City & Initiatives-Stakeholder Mapping Report.
  • Support for Smart City & Initiatives-Stakeholder Management.


Product Offering/SoW Overview:

  • Identify & categorize stakeholders.
  • Analyze stakeholders-Establish by the criteria for determining what a key stakeholder is for your organization and remove from your stakeholder list any organization that doesn’t meet these criteria.
  • Map stakeholders-Plot each stakeholder on your two-axe Influence/Interest graph.
  • Define a strategy for each key stakeholder group-The location of each stakeholder in the stakeholder map will determine the intensity, the frequency, and the types of engagement.
  • Visualize the relationships between stakeholders.
  • Be aware of the gender trap in Stakeholder Analysis
  • Share and discuss the stakeholder map with different stakeholders §Plan Stakeholder Management.
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Stakeholders influence and can control deliverables and control scope (if the project manager allows them).
  • Manage Your stakeholders sharing necessary information, yet developing and sharing the boundaries of the project.


Key Benefits:

  • To get valuable information that can be used for strategic programme planning;

  • To identify relevant stakeholders;

  • To get important hints about the actors (enough information, missing information, not considered by the programme or reform, etc.);

  • To see potential cooperation partners that are disadvantaged, excluded, marginalized and discriminated and therefore need to be empowered;

  • To draw basic conclusions about relations and alliances as well as power imbalances and potential conflicts among the various actors;

  • To make first assumptions and formulate impact hypotheses about the influence certain actors have on the proposed reform;

  • To produce valuable information on how to shape participation in policy negotiation and public debate on reforms.


Additional Free Offerings:



    • It’s highly influenced by the people present when completing the exercise.
    • It’s static, not accessible anywhere, anytime and limited in precision.
    • Finding stakeholders for research that has no clear beneficial impacts (or even negative impacts);
    • Identifying stakeholders who are sufficiently interested in very nuanced or fine grained research findings;
    • Exploring entirely unknown stakeholders for new research projects;
    • Sourcing relevant stakeholders for older or newly reopened projects, and finding ways of re-engaging with them;
    • Utilizing networks of stakeholders from failed research proposals and carrying over relevant contacts to larger projects or re-developed research proposals;
    • Connecting different levels of stakeholders to form a coherent engagement plan. For example, by connecting the local to the global;
    • Drawing together very disparate or non-traditional groupings of stakeholders;
    • Mapping stakeholders in an environment or context that is not receptive to evidence or openly oppressive of the discourse that the research is communicating;
    • Mapping stakeholders of research with direct government funding or  research outcomes which conflict with funders’ interests;
    • Distilling stakeholders from highly collaborative or complex research projects.
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