Stakeholder and Political Economy Analysis for Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin
Description of project
The primary objective of the Stakeholder and Political Economy Analysis (SPEA) was to formulate a method of analysis for understanding the political economy drivers and constraints that influence cooperation within.
The project focused on capacity development and improving information and knowledge about climate change related coastal erosion. Financed by the Nordic Development Fund and by the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the project aimed to promote sound coastal management practices for a select group of countries including Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo and Ghana.
The stakeholders included all key actors at the national and regional levels, i.e. politicians, decision makers, technical and operational staff, private sector, affected populations, civil society, academia, media, etc.
The analysis included three sequential parts:
- Establish a methodology for the Stakeholder and Political Economy Analysis (SPEA)
- Undertake the SPEA for four countries (Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire)
- Undertake a West Africa Regional SPEA including a summary SPEA Action Plan with recommendations and validated actions
For that, the consultants undertook an initial desk study of existing material and conduct interviews (in person or virtually) with key stakeholders for each of the four SPEA. An analysis on the identification of opportunities and challenges for private sector participation in coastal areas development and management was prepared. The consultants went twice to each of the countries to gather data from all stakeholders and share results with all of them in local workshops.