Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity: Debunk Myths


Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity: Debunk Myths

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This toolkit was developed by the W.K Kellogg Foundation.


Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity is a three-part series of practice guides that show how to incorporate racial equity as a core value into evaluation.

Evaluators help measure the effectiveness of change efforts that impact the lives of children and their families every day. Local leaders, funders, nonprofits, academic institutions, and other change agents use evaluation to demonstrate successes, test new models, and refine strategies to create more equitable communities.

How do we know that the formula for change works? Where do evaluators begin when they want to conduct evaluation to advance racial equity? To help answer those questions and in response to the past few years’ global outcry for racial justice, we commissioned three racial equity practice guides with tools to help evaluators debunk myths, diagnose biases and systems, and deepen community engagement in their evaluation endeavours.

This is Guide #1: Debunk Myths, the beliefs and ideas funders, advocates, community leaders, evaluators, and others carry that can make everyone anxious and apprehensive about practicing evaluations in service of racial equity.

See also Guide #2: Diagnose Biases and Systems and Guide #3: Deepen Community Engagement.

W.K Kellogg Foundation. (2021). Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity: Debunk Myths.

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