This guide from UNICEF is divided into two parts. It begins by defining equity and its importance and relevance today. It then unpacks the concept that is Equity-focused evaluation, explaining what its purpose should be and highlights potential challenges in its promotion and implementation.
The document also explains how to conduct Equity-focused evaluations under real-world constraints. Eight case studies are included to demonstrate how evaluations supported by UNICEF have addressed equity-focused issues.
- Part 1: Equity and Equity-focused evaluations
- What is equity and why does it matter?
- Defining Equity-focused evaluations
- Part 2: Managing Equity-focused evaluations
- Preparing for the evaluation
- Selecting the appropriate evaluation framework
- A. Theory-based Equity-focused evaluation
- B. The bottleneck analysis framework
- Selecting the appropriate evaluation design.
- A. Mixed methods designs
- B. Attribution, contribution and the importance of the counterfactual
- C. Equity-focused evaluation at the policy level
- D. Equity-focused evaluations at the project and programme levels
- Collecting and analyzing data
- Utilizing the evaluation
- Conducting Equity-focused evaluations under real-world constraints
- Case studies of UNICEF- supported Equity-focused evaluations
Bamberger M and Segone M (2011) How to design and manage Equity-focused evaluations, UNICEF Evaluation Office. Retrieved from https://evalpartners.org/sites/default/files/Equity_Focused_evaluation_Spanish_final.pdf
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