Skip Navigation

Reasoned Response

Category: Process | Back to Glossary

Ongoing dialogue between stakeholders during the development of an OGP action plan is critical to the plan’s success. Specifically, communicating back to stakeholders the ideas received and decisions made, and then refining through further engagement, can help ensure genuine, high-quality conversation and ultimately greater buy-in of the action plan itself. For this reason, one of the five OGP Participation Co-Creation Standards is governments explaining to stakeholders why certain priorities, ideas or activities were or were not included in the action plan. This is referred to as a reasoned response and may include governments presenting its reasoning for the selection of commitments, including justifications for commitment proposals not adopted. See the OGP National Handbook for guidance on implementation.

See also: OGP Participation and Co-Creation Standards

Filed Under: Process
Open Government Partnership