The Canadian Evaluation Society is committed to promoting diversity, supporting inclusion, and building equity through peer-to-peer learning.
In line with this commitment, we encourage you to engage in a gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) of your C2021 presentation topic and to incorporate in the delivery of your presentation considerations of a broad spectrum of gender identities and of other intersecting identity factors (e.g., race, ethnicity, age, physical ability, geographic region, etc.).
A GBA+ analysis entails examining how diverse groups of people are differentially affected by policies, programs, and initiatives.
An integral part of the GBA+ process is identifying and challenging assumptions, both those held by you and those held by others. Also essential to the analytic process is data analysis: what evidence supports or calls into question these assumptions? Keep in mind that acknowledging a lack of evidence can also be useful for identifying questions that merit further inquiry.
When sharing the process, results, and recommendations of your GBA+ analysis during the delivery of your presentation, we encourage you to be mindful of the diversity that exists among CES conference delegates and to take steps to ensure a respectful, empathic, and productive dialogue while avoiding cultural appropriation.
Visit the C2021 blog for examples of questions addressed by a GBA+ analysis and for links to further resources on this topic.