Event: Recognizing and Preventing Racial, Gender, and Age Biases in Cost-Inclusive Evaluations

  • 07 Jul 2022

Recognizing and Preventing Racial, Gender, and Age Biases in Cost-Inclusive Evaluations

Led by the Washington Evaluators, July 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Working from a model of cost-inclusive evaluation (CIE) that includes program
activities and processes, rather than just contrasting resources used by and outcomes produced by programs, this talk and discussion provides strategies for recognizing and reducing racial, gender, and age discrimination in CIE.

Brief description of the Resources → Activities → Processes → Outcomes model of CIE reveals the potential for CIE to reveal inequities and discrimination in program funding, access to services, and non-monetary as well as monetary outcomes. Assumptions and practices that can foster biased CIE are illustrated with examples. Some methods of reducing or avoiding biased CIEs can be found in time-tested methods of program evaluation, particularly involvement of multiple interest group perspectives throughout the evaluation.

Inclusion of program participants, consumers as well as providers is essential to reducing biases in CIE. Without consumer involvement, CIE can result in economic and racial discrimination in how and particularly where evaluations recommend that program services be delivered. Two quantitative examples show how inequities in provider and consumer income can yield biased CIE.

Participants will be asked to describe additional drivers of biased and inequitable evaluation, and possible means of resolving those problems.

If you have questions about this event, please email programs@washingtonevaluators.org


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