Stakeholder mapping as an assessment framework for policy implementation

Evaluation: the international journal of theory, research and practice

In this article we develop a ?Stakeholder Mapping? approach to ex-ante policy evaluation. The proposed framework helps to assess policy implementation activities by applying several tests to evaluate the completeness, non-redundancy, proper assignment and internal consistency of a policy design. We illustrate the method by applying it to the analysis of e-commerce policy in Iran. We conclude by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the approach.