STAGE 2. Analysing feasibility

What steps should be completed?

Step 3: Assess the community environment


An intervention needs the leadership that different people, groups or organisations can exercise in the community. It is therefore advisable to analyse the role of people, groups and organisations in the sectors that are relevant to your intervention. It is useful to explore the extent to which people in the different sectors of the community (administration, schools, health centres, neighbourhood organisations, etc.) are represented, and analyse issues such as:

  • Their capacity for critical analysis and reflection on the situation.
  • Their ability to collaborate equitably.
  • Their level of influence to build structures with empowerment.
  • Their ability to achieve social mobilisation and change.

The experience of various stakeholders on previous occasions is often a good reflection of how they might act in the future and indicates how to prevent or overcome past difficulties. Make a list of relevant people and groups and evaluate issues such as those listed above.