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Measuring Equality in Northern Ireland – Monitoring Framework 2022

Consultative Draft

We are pleased to publish the Measuring Equality in Northern Ireland - Draft Monitoring Framework for consultation

Please see the consultation documents below:

This framework will enable the Equality Commission to identify emerging inequalities and track improvements over time, in relation to persistent and deep-rooted inequalities on the lives of people in Northern Ireland. The Commission plans to periodically produce a succinct Statement from the framework, covering particular outcome areas.
This draft framework is a work in progress and we have identified six broad areas of life in Northern Ireland to be covered, with nine equality outcome areas described. Each of those outcome areas has associated specific priority areas with potential population indicators and sources of evidence.  We will use these sources of evidence to track and measure change over time. 
 We shall present these in our planned Statements – see our illustrative example (Word doc)

Do you agree?

If you are interested in the promotion of equality, we seek your specific views to assist us in developing this framework. We would like to consult and hear your opinions and recommendations with regards to the priority areas and the sources of evidence proposed. 
The contributions and recommendations gathered from our stakeholders, data users and producers, will be considered and the Commission will finalise its Framework, with outcome areas and associated priorities areas being best measured by the population indicators and sources of evidence identified through the development and consultation process.

Your comments and feedback are welcomed!

We want to make sure it is as easy as possible for you to respond - choose a way that suits you best:

We are also holding consultation focus groups for:

Data producers/holders on Thursday 24th of March. Register online for the morning or afternoon session 

Dara users and individuals interested in equality on Friday 25th of March. Register online for the morning or afternoon session 


All information received will be compiled, stored and used in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. Read our privacy statement

The closing date for responses is Friday 8th of April 2022

If you require the consultation documents in another format or would like to submit your response in a different way, please contact Alexandra De La Torre, email