Here are 53 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. This list is focused on the UK government, but is a useful starting point for any project.
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.
- Attorney General's Office
- Bloggers (influential commentators
- Board members
- Budget holders
- Cabinet Office
- Citizens (the general public)
- Civil Servants in other departments
- Community organizations
- Delivery partners, such as the Police, NHS, etc.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Department for Education (Stakeholders in schools)
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Exiting the European Union
- Department for International Development
- Department for International Trade
- Department for Transport
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Her Majesty's Treasury
- Home Office
- House of Lords
- Local authorities
- Members of Parliament (MPs) Download this Stakeholder List in PDF
- Ministry of Defence
- Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
- Ministry of Justice
- Non governmental organizations (NGOs)
- Northern Ireland Office
- Office of the Advocate General for Scotland
- Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
- Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
- Other government departments and agencies
- Pressure groups
- Prime Minister
- Professional associations
- Project or programme team (immediate team running the project)
- Regulators (including external regulators)
- Scotland Office
- Special advisers (Spads)
- Special interest groups
- Staff (in own government department)
- Trade unions
- UK Export Finance
- Wales Office
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Government stakeholders - referencesGovernment 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 resourcesStakeholders in government projects - the NAO warn of the dangers of over optimism.
Stakeholder analysis templates in Word, Visio and Excel.
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
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