Shifting the Evaluation Paradigm: The Equitable Evaluation Framework

Publication date: 
April, 2021
Source(s): 
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI) believes that evaluation has the ability to contribute to equity and that it must embrace definitions of rigor and validity that reflect the complexity of the work in which many are engaged. We are imagining what might be possible if evaluation were conceptualized, implemented and utilized in a manner in which equity is core and validity reflects 21st-century contexts and identities. The Equitable Evaluation Framework™ (EEF) is co-crafted and co-led by partners in philanthropy, evaluation and nonprofits, and it facilitates ways to engage institutions and individuals to support adoption of three Equitable Evaluation Principles.