Method – Salience method

Description

A visual model to distinguish between stakeholders who should be directly involved in a participatory process and who should not 1)Hermans LM, 2005, Actor Analysis for Water Resources Management, putting the promise into practice, ISBN 90-5972-091-1, Eburon, 2005.2)Reed, M.S., Graves, A., Dandy, N., Posthumus, H., Hubacek, K., Morris, J., Prell, C., Quinn, C.H. and Stringer, L.C. (2009) Who’s in and why? A typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management, Journal of Environmental Management 90, 1933-1949

Strengths

It is a simple and fast way of positioning stakeholders and deciding on who should be directly involved in a participatory process and who should not

Weaknesses

This method lacks an comprehensive analysis to understand stakeholders interest

Use in decision framework

Stakeholder analysis

Input

To collect information on stakeholders to be able to distinguish between stakeholders who should be directly involved in a participatory process and who should not.

Outline

The method encompasses the following steps:

  • Use earlier defined stakeholders
  • Scoring stakeholder types based on three attributes: legitimacy, urgency and power.
  • Position stakeholders on these three dimensions: legitimacy, urgency and power.
  • Distinguish between stakeholders who should be directly involved in a participatory process and who should not

Output

A visual model to distinguish between stakeholders who should be directly involved in a participatory process and who should not.

Experiences

For more information see: https://www.stakeholdermap.com/stakeholder-analysis/stakeholder-salience.html

Footnotes   [ + ]

1. Hermans LM, 2005, Actor Analysis for Water Resources Management, putting the promise into practice, ISBN 90-5972-091-1, Eburon, 2005.
2. Reed, M.S., Graves, A., Dandy, N., Posthumus, H., Hubacek, K., Morris, J., Prell, C., Quinn, C.H. and Stringer, L.C. (2009) Who’s in and why? A typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management, Journal of Environmental Management 90, 1933-1949