Engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders
How to implement
- Directly engage key stakeholders, such as community groups and local government representatives, to understand the community’s assets and needs.
- Consider the unique needs of population subgroups (e.g., based on age, gender, social status, ethnicity, religion and dis/ability).
MEASURE Evaluation’s stakeholder engagement tool outlines a systematic approach to stakeholder analysis and engagement to support research, monitoring and evaluation initiatives.
- Continue to involve diverse stakeholders throughout the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation process. For example, stakeholders could include government, public health agencies, community groups, law enforcement, schools and local businesses.
- Monitor partnerships and incorporate lessons-learned in future planning. Monitoring and evaluation activities should begin early in the partnership to provide useful information over time.
Learning from Experience: Engage and Collaborate