Evaluation & Monitoring

Solid evaluation helps you determine the impact of your strategy and allocate resources effectively. Strong data collection, monitoring, evaluation and reporting is consistently recommended as one of the foundations for increasing diversity.

Monitoring is the routine collection and tracking of program data, often required by funding bodies. Evaluation is an assessment of this data, offering the chance to analyse the overall impacts of your program. The actions in this topic focus on evaluating the impact of your equity and inclusion strategy.

Evaluation is often based on three concepts: goals, indicators and data.

Goals express the aims of your equity and inclusion policy. Goals can be developed for short-, medium- or long-term timeframes, and for individual, organisational, community or systemic levels.

Indicators show whether a goal has or has not been achieved. Indicators are meaningful and measurable.

Data is the evidence that establishes the indicator, which can be quantitative (expressed as a number) or qualitative (such as comments, observations or creative responses).

This website focuses on ethno-cultural, migrant, refugee and minority ethnic racial equity in the arts and creative sector. Working with First Nations communities and cultural material requires very specific frameworks, protocols and standards that this website does not attempt to address. Find out more.

Actions you can take in relation
to Evaluation & Monitoring

Make an evaluation plan

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Make your indicators meaningful

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Make your indicators measurable

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Translate your survey

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Make your data collection ethical

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Use Existing Data to Save Money

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Make your data collection fun

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Analyse and activate your results

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Publish your diversity data

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