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PLP-ESS Module 12: How to carry out a stakeholder mapping for engagement planning. A case study in the Pacific (Rachelle Marbug)

Stakeholder challenges in public-private dialogue (PPD) are a contentious issue in the Pacific, particularly for large scale projects such as those financed by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. At present, safeguard implementation continues to face issues and challenges across the Pacific with Government agencies displaying weak capacity, inadequate legal frameworks, lack of coordination, and weak enforcement of regulations where they do exist. The PLP-ESS training needs assessment and the evaluation findings of the first round of regional training supports this view, pointing to a constant need for capacity building on how to properly carry-out stakeholder engagement.
As a start, the PLP-ESS has delivered Module 5: Stakeholder Engagement to explain the World Bank’s ESS 10 policy, methodology for identifying stakeholders and their interest, and guidance on how to develop an engagement plan. As a follow-up to module 5, module 12 will compliment for additional learning by introducing participants to the use of existing tools and methods for stakeholder mapping undertaken by the World Bank. Additionally, participants will learn about the experience of mapping stakeholders for the WB financed projects in the Pacific.

This module aims to:
i. Introduce the tools and methods for stakeholder mapping to determine stakeholders and their goals, identify key actors in various stakeholder groups or networks - how they are linked and how influential they are.
ii. Share experience and lessons learnt from mapping stakeholders for the WB financed project in the Pacific.