This principle recommends that countries clarify who does what across ministries, public agencies, and levels of government by:
a. Clarifying, when possible, responsibilities among government bodies and across levels of government for better and effective implementation of policies for the social economy.
b. Facilitating wide and inclusive stakeholder consultation, including under-represented groups, in the design and implementation of social economy initiatives.
c. Considering, when possible, the establishment of a “one-stop shop” that serves as a single point of reference and/or simplifying supports at all levels of government for social economy organisations to access information, resources and support services.
d. Designing policies and adopting measures that reinforce and mainstream gender equality, in the social economy as well as highlighting best practices of the social economy in this area that could inspire the wider economy.
e. Promoting when possible an institutional environment, including through the engagement of stakeholders, that facilitates co-ordination, promotes coherence and effectiveness, and helps mainstream the social economy in public policies and across levels of government.
f. Considering mainstreaming and building upon the various contributions of the social economy to support critical policies regarding the green and digital transitions as well as strategic global goals such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
g. Fostering co-operation, collaboration and partnerships between social economy organisations and all levels of government, businesses, social innovators and educational institutions, to the benefit of all stakeholders, when possible.