Menas Associates uses its extensive knowledge of local conditions to support
clients when they deal with key stakeholders, including national and local
politicians, the host community, NGOs, advocacy groups and in-country agencies.
Whenever a company initiates an overseas investment project, its presence will
be interpreted in different ways by various groups on the ground. Some see a
benefit, some see an opportunity, and some see a threat. Stakeholder assessments are designed to help our clients to better understand and engage with local
We work closely with our client to develop an appropriate approach to our
assessment of their stakeholders. However, our Stakeholder assessments
incorporate the following elements:
Identification of the key individuals, groups, and entities who perceive
their interests could be affected by our client's operations, and analysis of
their interests, priorities and motivations.
- Mapping of the relationships of influence among stakeholders and their
influence our client's operations, whether positively or negatively.
- Evaluation of established stakeholder engagement practices in the country,
including strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
- Recommendations towards a transparent and sustainable strategy for
and interacting with all key stakeholders.
Our in-house team is familiar with most techniques for mapping stakeholders and
we are happy to adopt whichever approach is most appropriate for our client's
We are also aware of the particular sensitivities involved in stakeholder
assessment and engagement strategies and therefore work to the highest
client confidentiality and corporate responsibility towards the stakeholders we