Ethics and Evaluation

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Reception: 5:30-6:30pm (EDT)
Panel Discussion: 6:30-8:00pm (EDT)

Equity seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and parity in access to information and resources for all. The push for a stronger focus on equity in international development has been gathering momentum. More and more, national policies and international alliances are focusing on achieving equitable development results. The philanthropy sector has made diversity, equity, and inclusion central to their missions because they believe that is a way to have greater impact. Some organizations, like the Rockefeller Foundation, believe that a focus on equity is not enough, but should be tied to a push for inclusive economies by five interrelated characteristics: participation, equity, growth, sustainability, and stability. The World Bank incorporates equity in its flagship concepts of “inclusive growth” and “shared prosperity.” Our distinguished panel will discuss, then engage the audience around the following questions:

  • What does equity mean and why does it matter?
  • What is an equity-focused evaluation at community, national, and international levels?
  • What are the methodological implications in designing, conducting, managing, and using equity-focused evaluations?
  • How can we strengthen the capacity of governments, organizations, and communities to evaluate the effect of interventions on equitable outcomes for marginalized populations?

This event will be co-sponsored with the Center for Culturally Responsible Evaluation and Assessment (CREA).


Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852


Stewart Donaldson, Director of TEI and Professor at Claremont Graduate University


Olatokunbo (Toks) Fashola, Research Professor, American University

Debra Rog, Associate Director at TEI and Vice President at Westat

Kimberly Spring, Director, Research and Evaluation, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to save your seat.

This special program has been planned to coincide with TEI’s July 2018 Program. Registration for TEI courses is NOT a prerequisite for attending the panel.


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