What is it?

Making sure that you have the right partners and stakeholders involved in the intervention that will be developed and pre-tested.

Why do this?

It is important for those who may deliver the intervention to be closely involved in its development. And it may be valuable to have some of these people join your steering group.

These are likely to be stakeholders who may have valuable ideas about what is feasible, how long it will take to introduce changes, and the kind of barriers and challenges that might be faced and how best to respond to them.

How might you do this?

It is probably a good idea to re-run elements of your stakeholder analysis from the scoping phase, updating and refining your position as appropriate. Using the Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement – Power and Interest Matrix Tool, for example, will allow you to check if you have the most important, interested and powerful stakeholders involved in your team and whether or not you need to supplement the team.


This is really a continuation of the relationship building that you will have started under scoping.

As your plans take shape, keep an eye open for new needs that call for new stakeholders to become involved.


A review of the skills and capacities required from stakeholders to support your intervention and the relationships you need to establish or maintain with those stakeholders.

Intended Outcome

An updated assessment of the skills, capacities and stakeholders that you need in, or close to, your team in order to carry the intervention forward.

A plan of action to further engage and work with key stakeholders.