ECDAN

Systems Masterclass Session 7 Equitable Systems Change ESC Learning and Evaluation Methods

29 April 2024 – Systems change initiatives that address programmatic, institutional, and structural inequities in early child development (ECD) require (1) systems leadership, (2) equitable change strategies for diverse communities, and (3) systems change evaluation methods. Business management, culturally responsive equity evaluation (CREE), and systems-thinking and complexity-science (STCS) evaluation frameworks typically focus on one of these elements with less focus on the others.

This class will show you how to use an integrated Equitable Systems Change (ESC) evaluation approach that combines these three disciplines into a coherent whole that will improve the rigor, validity, reliability, impact, and value of your evaluation practice. We will use short presentations, case studies, and tools to help you learn and apply this integrated ESC framework to your ECD practice.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will develop a better understanding of the following:

Identify ESC evaluation processes to (1) build the collective capacity of an ECD evaluation leadership team (2) understand root causes of ECD system inequities, (3) clarify and develop equitable ECD systems change strategies, (4) co-design a culturally responsive, adaptive learning and evaluation plan, (5) gather diverse information sources, and (6) interpret and report transparent findings that (7) can be used to support ECD systems change goals.
Apply and adapt these ESC methods for different ECD system contexts, system change strategies, diverse communities, and reform goals.

This session is part of the Masterclass Series on Systems Thinking curated by ECDAN and NORC, accessible here:
https://ecdan.org/systems-masterclass/

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