Here, the goal is to involve key decision-makers in a transparent and participatory
process that results in agreements about:
- The stakeholder group
- The expected outcomes of the process
- Next steps in the process.
The purpose of this early step is not to design or obtain agreements about
interventions or solutions to problems, since those will emerge from stages
yet to come.
The output is a Project Agreement Letter signed by the key decision-makers.
(A blank form and template as well as an example
of a Project Agreement Letter appear in the Tools section.)