Stakeholder Mapping


A structured means to identify, prioritise, and understand actors that can impact your organisation’s strategy and operations.

Approach


Stakeholder Mapping offers a structured way to identify, prioritise, and understand actors that can impact your organisation’s strategy and operations. Who are your stakeholders? What are their positions on key issues? And how are different stakeholders connected to one another?

We help your organisation to understand stakeholders’ positions on issues of strategic importance, including their motivations and vested interests. ​Our approach helps to uncover dynamics between actors, including informal connections and alliances. ​This helps you to determine where to focus your Stakeholder Engagement efforts.

Five steps of Stakeholder Mapping:

  • Step 1: Identify
  • Step 2: Prioritise
  • Step 3: Understand
  • Step 4: Establish linkages
  • Step 5: Visualise

Deliverables


All engagements are tailored to clients’ specific needs and usually include a written report, visual stakeholder map, and conference calls with our experts. Follow-up stakeholder roundtables or webinars are an additional option.

Case Studies


Mapping the Interplay Between State and Non-state Actors in Somaliland

For a client in the extractives sector client, Oxford Analytica produced a Stakeholder Mapping of Somaliland. The deliverables included a 40 page report that analysed the political and security risks in Somaliland and the wider regional dynamics with special reference to the client’s operations, centred around a bespoke stakeholder map that provided a graphic representation of 50 state, non-state and regional actors of relevance and their inter-relationships.

Mapping the Security Environment in Lima, Peru

For a client considering an investment in Peru, we provided a Stakeholder Mapping, outlining who the key actors are when it comes to the security of foreign staff in Lima. These include government agencies, private security organisations, and criminal groups. Formal and informal relationships among these different groups were detailed.

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