Equitable Evaluation Initiative

This initiative is building knowledge about how to align evaluation practices with an equity approach and how to use evaluation as a tool for advancing equity. The site has a number of resources on addressing equity in evaluation.

This resource and the following information was contributed by Kaye Stevens.

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Year of publication

The initiative started in 2019 and will be active until 2013

Type of resource

  • Website

Key features

The mission of this initiative is to: “build a sustainable field of leaders who are reimagining the purpose and practice of evaluation to advance equity and expand notions of validity, rigor and complexity.”

The Equitable Evaluation Initiative has developed a Theory of Change and an Equitable Evaluation Framework, it aims to expand evaluation practice by embracing new pathways for and concepts of validity, rigor, and complexity and to create a sustainable field of Equitable Evaluation Framework practitioners.

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Advocates for evaluation;
  • Commissioners/managers of evaluation;
  • Evaluation users;
  • Evaluators;
  • Those involved in evaluation capacity strengthening;
  • Other – please specify

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

The initiative shares emerging learning, organises events to share ideas and experiences and has real world examples of the tensions involved in applying the Equitable Evaluation Framework.

Why would you recommend it to other people?

The initiative challenges and supports evaluators to plan and implement evaluations that contribute to a more equitable world.

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