Guide for Engaging Stakeholders

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Guide for Engaging Stakeholders

Engaging Stakeholders

There are many reasons to engage with diverse stakeholders:
  1. To get more and better insights to define current challenges more accurately.
  2. Participation in problem definition improves the quality of solutions and the willingness of stakeholders to help define practical ways to implement the solutions.
  3. Stakeholder participation to define solutions improves the willingness and ability of stakeholders to implement the solutions.
  4. Engagement helps advance the awareness and ability of stakeholders to hold decision makers accountable for their decisions.
  5. Engagement fosters ownership of the need and willingness to measure results.
To enable effective stakeholder engagement, those who govern wisely embrace a number of activities around the seven imperatives listed below. A variety of tools and resources to support these activities are provided in the Appendix of this guide.
  1. Sincere stakeholder invitations
  2. Sincere stakeholder engagement
  3. Build trust
  4. Engage with patients
  5. Engage with doctors, other clinicians, and health workers
  6. Collaborate with other sectors
  7. Gender-responsive governance
In the guide, “you” should be interpreted as you the leader who governs—working with your governing body and the senior management team.