GBEN Affiliate Week: The Affiliate is the Organization by Sarah Faude and Danelle Marable

Hello and welcome to the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GBEN) take-over week! We are Dr. Sarah Faude (she/her), Director of Research and Evaluation at YW Boston, and Danelle Marable (she/her), Director of Evaluation and Data at Beth Israel Lahey Health and we are both members of the GBEN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. GBEN is …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Reflections on the (Re)imagining Equity, Social Justice and Decolonization Town Hall by Libby Smith, Ayesha Boyce, Stephen Porter, Dana Wanzer, Gabriela Garcia, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, and Aisha Rios

Greetings evaluation community! We are Libby Smith, Stephen Porter, Ayesha Boyce, Gabriela Garcia, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, Dana Wanzer, and Aisha Rios, members of the Evaluation 2022 Equity working group. Over this past week of posts you’ve heard from some of the most exciting voices in evaluation as they reflected on equity, decolonization, and liberation in and …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Embedding an Equity Focus in Experimental Evaluations by Laura Peck

Greetings! I am Dr. Laura Peck, Principal Scientist at Abt Associates and Global Director for Abt’s Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Capability Center. My expertise is in the design, execution, and analysis of impact evaluations that leverage experimental and quasi-experimental designs to estimate impact that have a causal interpretation. I ask that those of you familiar …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Liberate Your Whole Knowing: Embrace Your Mind and Body in Evaluative Work by Drs. Albertina Lopez and Chera Reid

Hello friends! We are Drs. Albertina Lopez (she/her) and Chera Reid (she/her) from the Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI), where we partner with philanthropy to provide changemakers the space and resources needed to advance racial justice and create an equitable future. We guide and support strategy, learning, and evaluation efforts that aim to advance racial …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: The Practice and Business of Equitable Evaluation by Carlos Romero

I’m Carlos Romero from Apex in Albuquerque.  We are systems evaluators working with health, education, and social programs that address the wicked problems of inequity. I aspire to Equitable Evaluation (EE) which the Center for Evaluation Innovation defines as “using evaluation as a tool for advancing equity and involves diversity of teams, cultural appropriateness and …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Exploring Liberatory Practice- What if We’re Wrong? By Dr. Zuri Tau

My name is Dr. Zuri Tau and I’m an evaluator, researcher and strategist working, parenting, and making meaning in Atlanta. I am the CEO of Social Insights Research and the founder of Liberatory Research. My practices are informed by Black and third-world feminisms and indigenous methodologies of the Global South. “You’re right.” These may be …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Hey Evaluator! Our Liberated Tomorrow Requires We Study Today! by dr. monique liston

Hello, Evaluation Siblings! I am dr. monique liston, the founder, Chief Strategist, and Joyful Militant at UBUNTU Research and Evaluation. We are a Black-founded, Black-owned, and Black-operated afro-futurist learning organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wherever I go, UBUNTU goes, so I speak of us through this blog! As an afro-futurist learning organization, we engage in …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: (Re)imagining Equity, Social Justice and Decolonization in Evaluation Week by Gabriela Garcia, Libby Smith, Ayesha Boyce, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, Dana Wanzer, Aisha Rios, and Stephen Porter

Greetings evaluation community! We are Gabriela Garcia, Libby Smith, Ayesha Boyce, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, Dana Wanzer, Aisha Rios, and Stephen Porter, members of the Evaluation 2022 Equity working group. One of the areas of focus for this year’s AEA conference is equity, social justice, and decolonization in evaluation. But to engage in critical conversations about how …

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Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Footprint Evaluation Initiative: Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into ALL Evaluations by Alice Macfarlan

I’m Alice Macfarlan, Manager of the BetterEvaluation Knowledge Platfom, part of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). The “Rad Resource” that I’m sharing today is the Footprint Evaluation Initiative – an international collaboration supported by GEI, grounded in the premise that all evaluations should include consideration of environmental sustainability, even when this is not a stated goal of the intervention.