This policy brief examines the approaches to tailoring stakeholder engagement to improve and direct the development of outputs from PEARL. The types of engagement was shaped by context from collaborative Learning Action Alliance (LAA) workshops to identify and understand flood risks to focused co-development of early warning systems with key government agencies. Stakeholders have been involved from the outset of PEARL and are identified as part of the team. The success of various tailored approaches to stakeholder engagement across PEARL case studies holds important lessons for future initiatives. It is also the key to ensuring uptake, increasing ownership and creating sustainability beyond the project.