Stakeholders in a process are actors (persons or organizations) with a vested interest in the policy being promoted. These stakeholders, or “interested parties,” can usually be grouped into the following categories: international/donors, national political (legislators, governors), public (ministry of health [MOH], social security agency, ministry of finance), labor (unions, medical associations), commercial/private for-profit, nonprofit (nongovernmental organizations [NGOs], foundations), civil society, and users/consumers (Schmeer, 2000).

The comprehensive stakeholder analysis is an important tool in identifying, planning and implementing strategies for managing stakeholder relationships and identifying current and future opportunities and threats (Schmeer, 2000).

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