Guidelines of action for stakeholders inclusion and activation of deliberative processes

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This paper outlines considerations, methods and tools for stakeholder engagement, with a
particular focus on engagement for the development of indicators for measuring progress


This report is an output of the e-Frame (European Framework for Measuring Progress) project.

e-Frame is a major international project which aims to provide a European framework for the debate over the measure of well-being and progress. The project involves a broad range of activities including conferences and workshops, as well as research and the development of guidelines. It is led by two major European National Statistical Institutes (NSIs), ISTAT (in Italy) and the CBS (in the Netherlands), and includes amongst the partners two other NSIs (the French INSEE and the UK ONS), the OECD, and several universities and civil society organisations. It is funded by the EU FP7 Work Programme.

The guidelines have been developed based on evidence provided by national and
international organisations that have engaged with stakeholders as part of developing
measures of progress.

The guidelines are presented in four sections:

  • Why engage with stakeholders? This section outlines the importance of involving stakeholders in the development of progress indicators.
  • Who to engage with? This section aims to help users identify who their stakeholders are and assess the priority that should be given to them, based on the potential influence and impact they will/should have.
  • When to engage with stakeholders? This section explores the different stages at which stakeholders might be consulted.
  • How to engage with stakeholders? This section looks at the methods and tools that can be used to consult with stakeholders.

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Guidelines of action for Stakeholders Inclusion and Activation of Deliberative Process


Sophie Ebid and Abigail Self, Office for National Statistics

See Also

European Network on Measuring Progress
European Framework for Measuring Progress