Government Stakeholders

Here are 53 of the roles, job titles, departments or groups who may be stakeholders for a Government project. You can use this to generate a list of potential stakeholders or as a checklist in case you have missed any roles. This list is focused on Government projects, some generic roles are listed but for a fuller checklist see stakeholder list.

There are some overlaps between stakeholder groups in this list e.g. citizens and voters - better to have some duplication than miss potentially important stakeholders. This list is focused on the UK government, but is a useful starting point for any project.

See also Climate Change Stakeholders, Construction stakeholders, IT project stakeholder mind map, IT project stakeholder list, e-commerce stakeholders, Examples of Healthcare Stakeholders, Big data stakeholders, Construction stakeholders and Structured Settlement stakeholders.

government stakeholders
  • Attorney General's Office
  • Bloggers (influential commentators
  • Board members
  • Budget holders
  • Cabinet Office
  • Charities
  • Citizens (the general public)
  • Civil Servants in other departments
  • Commentators
  • Community organizations
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Delivery partners, such as the Police, NHS, etc.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Department for Education (Stakeholders in schools)
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Department for International Development
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Home Office
  • House of Lords
  • Lobbyists
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • Members of Parliament (MPs)
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  • Ministers
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Non governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Office of the Advocate General for Scotland
  • Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
  • Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
  • Other government departments and agencies
  • Pressure groups
  • Prime Minister
  • Professional associations
  • Project or programme team (immediate team running the project)
  • Regulators (including external regulators)
  • Scotland Office
  • Special advisers (Spads)
  • Special interest groups
  • Staff (in own government department)
  • Trade unions
  • UK Export Finance
  • Users
  • Voters
  • Wales Office

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Government stakeholders - references

Government Communication Service, Working with stakeholders. Available at: [Accessed on 27 March 2015]

NAO, 2013, Over-optimism in Government Projects Available at: [Accessed on 27 March 2015]

Government stakeholders - other resources

Stakeholders in government projects - the NAO warn of the dangers of over optimism.

Stakeholder analysis templates in Word, Visio and Excel.

Stakeholder Definition

Generic stakeholder list.

Happy Stakeholders - Pleasure and Displeasure List. An innovative approach to managing stakeholders from Herding Chickens: Innovative Techniques for Project Management, by Dan Bradbary, David Garrett

Internal stakeholders- how to identify them

Stakeholder who are Key Players - Some stakeholders are really important. How do you find them and get them on your side before they can do any damage?

Stakeholder mind map

Project stakeholders - typical stakeholders on a project

Stakeholders in Schools - list of the people, roles, departments and groups who are stakeholders in a school.