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Government Stakeholders

Here are some of the roles, job titles, departments or groups who may be stakeholders for a Government project. You can use this to generate a list of potential stakeholders or as a checklist in case you have missed any roles. This list is focused on Government projects, some generic roles are listed but for a fuller checklist see stakeholder list.

There are some overlaps between stakeholder groups in this list e.g. citizens and voters - better to have some duplication than miss potentially important stakeholders.

See also Climate Change Stakeholders, Construction stakeholders, IT project stakeholder mind map, IT project stakeholder list, e-commerce stakeholders, Examples of Healthcare Stakeholders, Big data stakeholders, Construction stakeholders and Structured Settlement stakeholders.

    government stakeholders
  • bloggers (influential commentators
  • board members
  • budget holders
  • charities
  • citizens (the general public)
  • civil servants in other departments
  • commentators
  • community organisations
  • consultants
  • contractors
  • delivery partners, such as the police, NHS, etc.
  • lobbyists
  • local authorities
  • media
  • members of parliament (MPs)
  • ministers
  • non governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • other government departments and agencies
  • pressure groups
  • professional associations
  • project or programme team (immediate team running the project)
  • regulators (including external regulators)
  • special advisers (Spads)
  • special interest groups
  • staff (in own government department)
  • trade unions
  • treasury
  • users
  • voters

Government stakeholders - references

Government Communication Service, Working with stakeholders. Available at: https://gcn.civilservice.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-guides/working-with-stakeholders/ [Accessed on 27 March 2015]

NAO, 2013, Over-optimism in Government Projects Available at: https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/10320-001-Over-optimism-in-government-projects.pdf [Accessed on 27 March 2015]

Government stakeholders - other resources

Stakeholders in government projects - the NAO warn of the dangers of over optimism.

Stakeholder analysis templates in Word, Visio and Excel.

Stakeholder Definition

Generic stakeholder list.

Happy Stakeholders - Pleasure and Displeasure List. An innovative approach to managing stakeholders from Herding Chickens: Innovative Techniques for Project Management, by Dan Bradbary, David Garrett

Internal stakeholders- how to identify them

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Project stakeholders - typical stakeholders on a project

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