We encourage questions
Investigating and exploring equitable evaluation brings up many more questions than answers. We encourage this.
Below are a number of questions we think you might have and our answers - we will continue to answer these and will add to this list as others arise. If you have a burning question (or answer) that isn't captured here, please contact us.
Q: I am looking for equitable evaluation support for an upcoming project. Can the EEI help?
Yes! See the Get Involved page. If the project is to support the broader field, the EEI can help. If it’s organization-specific, the EEI can help connect you to a consultant.
Q: I am an evaluation consultant and want to be part of the EEI consultant network. How do I get connected?
Go to the Connections page to get more information.
Q: I am a foundation staff person and want to bring ee to my work. Where might I start?
Q: Is it EE or ee?
EEI is the initiative and equitable evaluation is the approach. “Equitable evaluation” is just good evaluation. This is for all of us to explore, share, grow, evolve, and build. This term is not being claimed or being used as a proper noun. Please note that throughout the site, "equitable evaluation" is abbreviated as "EE" and both words may be capitalized in a project title or headline.
Q: How is ee different from say Culturally Responsive Evaluation or any seemingly related theory or approach?
Although equitable evaluation (EE) and culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) are heavily intertwined, and address tenets of one another, they start from different perspectives. CRE puts culture and context at the center of the evaluation while in EE, equity is at the center of the evaluation. Critical questions start with a historical perspective as related to equity, the design is intended to advance equity, and self-determination of the evaluation is key. (source: Katrina L Bledsoe, PhD)
Q: What should I ask about/look for in an evaluation consultant if I want to bring EE to our work?