|Are the individuals, groups or entities with a stake in the outcomes of a programme or project. In essence, they are those who are directly or indirectly affected during the life of a programme or project long after it has been completed. Stakeholders include participants direct and indirect beneficiaries, public officials; programme/project owners; community and interest groups.
Groups or individuals who have a significant interest in the successful outcome of some initiative or activity; in the case of an educational institution, they can include funding agencies, employers of those who eventually graduate, the staff of the institution, and existing and potential learners.  See also: Stakeholder Analysis.