Stakeholder engagement toolkit

This toolkit, developed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, provides a step-by-step guide to developing and implementing a successful stakeholder engagement plan. For each step in the process, a template is included to support users in developing their plan.

The information provided was supplied by Patricia Rogers.

Authors and their affiliation

Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, Australia

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Key features

It provides structured guidance on stakeholder engagement, including 7 steps to successful stakeholder engagement, templates for each of the steps and advice on overcoming 7 barriers to effective stakeholder engagement

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Commissioners/managers of evaluation;

  • Evaluation users;

  • Evaluators;

  • Evaluation managers

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

I intend to use this when planning my next evaluation project, to take a more systematic approach to identifying and engaging stakeholders.

Why would you recommend it to other people?

It is very clear and practical, with templates and accessible material, but also based on previous experience and research into stakeholder engagement.  It could be used to plan stakeholder engagement as part of an evaluation, or as a framework for evaluating the stakeholder engagement aspects of a program or project – this is often a vital part of achieving the intended impacts but is often skipped over in logic models and evaluation plans.


Department of Health and Human Services (2018) Stakeholder engagement toolkit. Retrieved from

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