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We are one among a few organisations in Australia and the Global South (Asia, the Pacific and Africa) working at the cutting edge of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in project, program, business evaluation (including business re-organisation reviews) and strategic policy reviews.
But before reading on, STOP!
We are guessing that when you heard about the Centre for Multicultural Policy and Program Evaluation or were reading through this website that you probably think we don’t focus only on ethnic and racial equity. Yes! We do! But we also focus on gender, age, disability, and sexual equity with ethnically and racially diverse groups and “mainstream” communities and individuals.
And, using a culturally responsive stance, we apply a diverse range of inclusive theories, perspectives, conceptual models and paradigms that create emancipatory knowledge which confront social injustices and dismantle dominant forms of oppression, including social research and evaluation cultures that are not inclusive, diverse and equitable.
So our definition of “multicultural” includes the multiple social research and evaluation cultures that stand to inform social change and bring diverse cultural values into the mainstream of evaluation, strategic public policy making and review, program design and delivery and project development (including service need analysis, service planning, feasibility studies and strategic assessments).
For the Centre for Multicultural Program and Policy Evaluation, culture is multifaceted; it represents an intersection of identifications, cognitive constructs, feelings, moods and attitudes held by individuals (including theorists and philosophers in evaluation and social science) and collective groupings such as organisations, institutions, communities, societies, and nations.
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