Stakeholder Analysis

Stakeholder analysis is a tool for systematically analyzing the existing interests and possible influencing factors that play a role in an intended reform. Stakeholder analysis makes it possible to identify the affected actors of an intended reform (so-called stakeholders) as well as their interests and to decide how these interests can be included. Stakeholders can be sources of knowledge and experiences who are included in the intended reform and take responsibility in the reform process. In this way, any conflicts can be proactively avoided. For this reason, the stakeholder analysis should be used in particular for intended reforms that are sensitive for the public, require participation from the public or are internally controversial.

The affected actors/interests can be e.g.:

  • Charitable organizations (associations, organizations, etc)
  • Users of certain governmental services (citizens, companies, etc)
  • Providers of certain governmental services (authorities, business partners, etc)
  • Academia
  • Media

The following questions are answered in the stakeholder analysis:

  • Which actors/interests are affected by our intended reform?
  • What is the attitude of these interests to our intended reform?
  • How influential are these interests?
  • Do we want to or do we have to include certain interests? If yes, how can we include them?