How to Measure with Equity - Conversation Starter

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Performance measurement isn’t solely a yardstick for success. It’s also a tool for learning and decision making that helps you improve—and equitable measurement is vital to getting full value out of the process. Measuring with equity means incorporating a range of voices and viewpoints, including those with the least traditional power, and putting the challenges and solutions from your community and constituents at the core of how you think about impact. Communities and constituents know what they need better than anyone. As a result, they should be engaged as partners in the measurement process rather than as “beneficiaries.” This conversation starter is a guide to help your team embed practices that promote equitable forms of measurement, evaluation, and learning into your improvement efforts.

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