Stakeholder engagement during systematic reviews – special series of articles launched

NEWS | 2017-06-09

In the first of a series of articles focusing on stakeholder engagement, Neal Haddaway and colleagues present a framework for guidance in best practices when it comes to stakeholder engagement in systematic reviews and systematic maps.

It is well known that involving stakeholders in environmental projects is particularly important to make sure the project is successful and relevant to those who need the evidence. In recent years, the interest in systematic reviews of complex issues in environmental management and conservation has increased. Therefore, there is a need to provide guidance in best practices for stakeholder engagement during work with systematic reviews and maps.

In response to this need, in a recently published paper in the Journal of Environmental Evidence, EviEM Project Manager and Research Coordinator Neal Haddaway together with experienced colleagues from across Europe and Africa present a framework for stakeholder engagement in systematic reviews and systematic maps. The authors highlight recommendations and advice that are critical for effective, efficient and meaningful engagement with stakeholders.

The aim of the paper is to provide a useful toolbox of stakeholder engagement activities and to point to certain approaches from research on stakeholder engagement that can be particularly useful when conducting systematic reviews and systematic maps.

This paper is the first of a series of articles in the Journal of Environmental Evidence that will put special focus on stakeholder engagement during evidence synthesis in the environment and conservation field, seen from different perspectives. Stay tuned!

Read the paper by following the link in the column to the right.

Reference: Haddaway, N.R., Kohl, C., Rebelo da Silva, N., Schiemann, J., Spök, A., Stewart, R., Sweet, J.B. and Wilhelm, R.. (2017). A framework for stakeholder engagement during systematic reviews and maps in environmental management, Journal of Environmental Evidence, 6:11.