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MapStakes: a tool for mapping, involving and monitoring stakeholders in co-creation processes

MapStakes is a five-step tool that helps users define system boundaries; identify, map and involve stakeholders; and monitor the engagement process.

Karina Barquet, Lisa Segnestam, Sarah Dickin / Published on 5 May 2022
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Barquet, K., Segnestam, L. and Dickin, S. (2022). MapStakes: A Tool for Mapping, Involving and Monitoring Stakeholders in Co-Creation Processes. SEI report. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm.

Despite widespread use of stakeholder approaches in environmental research, the tools and methodologies for mapping and involving actors are not particularly robust. The authors developed a tool for increasing objectivity of stakeholder mapping, engagement, and monitoring of co-creation processes. The tool provides a stepwise approach for users with little or no experience of participatory methods.


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Karina Barquet
Karina Barquet

Team Leader: Water, Coasts and Ocean; Senior Research Fellow

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