The push for a stronger focus on equity in human development is gathering momentum at the international level. Its premise is increasingly supported by United Nations reports and strategies as well as by independent analysis. More and more national policies and international alliances are focusing on achieving equitable development results. While this is the right way to go, it poses important challenges – and opportunities – to the evaluation function. How can one strengthen the capacity of Governments, organizations and communities to evaluate the effect of interventions on equitable outcomes for marginalized populations? What are the evaluation questions to assess interventions are relevant and are having an impact in decreasing inequity, are achieving equitable results, and are efficient and sustainable? What are the methodological implications in designing, conducting, managing and using Equity-focused evaluations? The new publication “How to design and manage Equity-focused evaluations” represents a first attempt to address these questions. Click here
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