The paper discusses the lack of a methodological tool for equity assessment in the evaluation field. It highlights the historical neglect of equity and social justice in some of the most widely and globally utilized evaluation criteria, including the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Evaluation Criteria, and its implications for the evaluation field’s equity assessment effort. It proposes an intersectional and adaptable tool – with 13 main social equity aspects – which evaluators can utilize to practically and contextually examine equity and social justice issues in various contexts.
This Social Systems Map represents the ecosystem developing around the Transformations Systems Mapping and Analysis Working Group. This is one of our first products, which will contribute to our development, help us to self-organize, and amplify our ability to SEE the eco-system we are creating as we evolve as a Working Group. We will continue to iterate and engage with this map over time.