Research by: Jacinto C. Gavino Jr., Manuel J. De Vera, Cecilia Verzosa, Karmela Faustine C. Indoyon, & Raizza P. Bello
Stakeholder analysis and identification for social change programmes require an approach that goes beyond methods observed from more stable, organizational contexts. In response, this study investigates the nature of stakeholder analysis and identification demanded in more complex and dynamic environments where social change programmes are often implemented. We look into the stakeholder analysis and identification practices of three (3) leaders and change agents from the government, non-government, military sectors working on different social change programmes in Mindanao, a conflict-affected and fragile region south of the Philippines, to uncover principles, processes, and applications of stakeholder analysis and stakeholder identification that are distinct from existing approaches. Our study finds that the leaders and change agents have applied stakeholder analysis and identification approaches that can be characterized as indigenous, iterative, and one that demonstrates the interplay between formal and informal dialogues and arrangements to arrive at tangible and intangible outcomes. Though the findings may not necessarily be generalizable, the research presents case studies from conflict-affected contexts that offers new perspectives and learning in stakeholder analysis and identification that may complement existing approaches. The case studies present illustrative examples that can inform us of realities in complex environments where conventional experimental research designs can be difficult to implement and where large samples of similar participants in conflict-affected contexts can be
problematic logistically. Despite these limitations, this study calls for the exploration of how the findings shape stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and project sustainability in areas that have been characterized by rebel movements and armed hostilities.
To cite this article: Gavino, J. C., De Vera, M. J., Verzosa, C., Indoyon, K. F. C., & Bello, R. P. (2020). Stakeholder analysis and identification for social change programmes in conflict settings. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/1542316620962443.
To access this article: https://doi.org/10.1177/1542316620962443
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