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Developing your Situation Analysis

We’ve spoken already about the importance of ensuring your initiative centres around people, with a focus on the direct needs of that community. Now is an opportunity to put that into practice by developing your situation analysis.


Reflecting back on your notes made in 2.13 - which scoped broadly who your initiative aims to engage (people), the issue you wish to address (need) and challenging you to think about whether you know this because you have spoken to them directly (assumptions) - this next stage reflects on all the people (stakeholders) involved in your project and any aspects of engagement specific to a particular group.

By the end of this activity, you will have produced:

  1. Stakeholder analysis matrix
  2. Stakeholder overview with specific dimensions
  3. Initial situation analysis (response to questions)

Use the workbook below to introduce you to these tools and practice the analysis techniques. This is the second stage of your situation analysis, with a third more detailed stage introduced next week. Stakeholder analysis will also enable you to develop your advocacy plan in the final week.

Screenshot of handout Stakeholder in situational analysis in detail
This workbook provides further and more detailed information about how to develop your knowledge of the local context. It walks you through conducting a situation analysis handout (pdf).

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Sport for Sustainable Development: Designing Effective Policies and Programmes

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