The Equinet Evaluation Lab aimed to provide a platform for expert staff members of equality bodies interested in measuring the impact of their work. Today, Equinet is publishing the final outcomes of the project in order to stimulate discussions on the evaluation work of equality bodies within and outside its membership.
In 2015, Equinet launched the Evaluation Lab. This two-year project aims to build on the findings of the 2013 paper “Processes and indicators for measuring the impact of equality bodies” and provide a platform for expert staff members of equality bodies interested and experienced in the topic.
The paper provides recommendations on what equality bodies could do in terms of measuring the impact of their work by developing and using effective planning processes, indicators and systems of evaluation.
The objectives of the project were the following:
10 Equinet members participated in the project:
It was supported by Niall Crowley, independent expert and Equinet Expert Advisor to the Board.
The booklet aims to gather and summarise the findings and resources produced during the project and to share the knowledge generated among all Equinet members. It focuses on three particular aspects:
The Evaluation Lab Booklet is available here in PDF:
And here in Word:
The 2013 Equinet publication on ‘Processes and Indicators for Measuring Impact of Equality Bodies’ offers a menu of thirty-seven possible indicators that equality bodies could use.
This menu was used as a basis by the Evaluation Lab members, who agreed on 7 indicators every equality bodies could use, no matter what their size, mandate, powers and resources are.
They are all impact indicators and focus on equality bodies stimulating institutional change and societal change.
The common indicators are available in the Evaluation Lab Booklet. A one-pager summary is available here in PDF:
And here in Word:
Please contact Jessica Machacova, Equinet Membership and Policy Officer.