E Co. bites: How well do project developers currently engage with beneficiaries on country ownership?

12 June 2019, Category: All insights, E Co. bites, Tags: , , , ,

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Speaker: Grant Ballard-Tremeer

Question: How well do project developers currently engage with beneficiaries on country ownership?

For our 10th GCF insight report we asked stakeholders about how they currently engage with beneficiaries on country ownership, and we asked national stakeholders about their experience of being on the receiving side of engagement.

Overall the results were pretty mixed results. Interestingly, 25% of respondents signaled they did not build-in beneficiary engagement with 15% of those indicating country ownership consultations formed a significant piece, but only at the end of the project.

This is rather more than one would hope, but it is something that we fully understand: for many clients engaging too early can raise expectations that they cannot necessarily deliver. We do see a strong need to use good methodologies and processes to support engagement in project development which may, for example, include training on how to engage stakeholders better.

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