Method – Participation ladder

Description

Approach to stakeholder management and communication that distinguishes four levels: inform stakeholders, involve stakeholders, co-create and co-decide. These levels imply that every form of stakeholder engagement builds on the foundation of shared information (level 1). The next level implies a shared definition phase. Level 3 implies the combined definition of possible solutions to the problems as defined at level 2. Level 4 is shared decision making.

Use in decision framework

Getting commitment for adaptation approaches

Input

Objective of level of involvement of stakeholder has to clear to use this approach and decide the level of involvement.

Outline

unknown

Output

Certain level of involvement of stakeholders

Experiences

For more information see: https://lithgow-schmidt.dk/sherry-arnstein/ladder-of-citizen-participation.html