ELC Special Event: Centering Equity in our Evaluation Work

ELC Special Event: Centering Equity in our Evaluation Work 


Date and Time: March 21, 2023, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Panel Discussion followed by Q&A


When we focus on equity in our evaluations, we help to gather the insights needed to address systemic inequalities and we help to ensure that programs and policies are having a positive impact. In the months of February and March where we recognize the World Day of Social Justice, the International Day of Women, and the U.S. Black History Month, we want to ask ourselves and each other how we can provide valid and trustworthy data about initiatives with aims to abolish poverty, racism, gender and sexual identity inequality, unemployment, while supporting human rights, and social protection. How can evaluation embody the values of a more just society? How can we center equity in our work and in the world? 

The EnCompass Learning Center panel on equity and program evaluation, moderated by Dr. Ayesha Boyce, will feature evaluators from the Aspen Institute, the National Science Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Food Programme (WFP). These experts will share: the ways in which their organizations are centering equity in their evaluation work; the role of data and technology in advancing equity; opportunities for strengthening the focus on equity and culturally responsive evaluation practice; and advice for those who are interested in being more mindful of equity in their work. So come prepared to not only listen, but to actively engage. Bring your experiences and your questions. Together we hope to be inspired to continue this good work.

  • Ayesha Boyce, ELC Faculty and Associate Professor at Arizona State University
  • Winston Allen – Agency Evaluation Officer, United States Agency for International Development
  • Nanette Antwi-Donkor – Senior Program Manager – Data, Equity and Impact, Aspen Institute
  • Grace Igweta – Senior Evaluation Officer, World Food Programme
  • Erika Rissi – Senior Advisor for Strategy and Evaluation, National Science Foundation

Please note that this event will take place online via zoom. The login information for the event will be emailed to registrants at least one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at learningcenter@encompassworld.com.