Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tools

This section includes data sources that are useful for analyzing race and ethnicity in youth impact assessments. It also includes examples of racial equity impact assessments as well as youth impact assessments that emphasize racial equity. For more on how governments at all levels are promoting racial equity and how these efforts can be evaluated, see our Racial Equity Accountability resources.

Racial Equity Data
Racial Equity Impact Assessments

Racial Equity Data

Good data is essential to understanding how policies affect children. For example, if children of color have poorer educational outcomes than other children or are more likely to live in unsafe housing, then we know that certain policies and/or budgets are not working well for young people of color.

In addition to frequently used data sources—such as the U.S. Census and data sets produced by states and cities—the following data sources are especially useful for analyzing current conditions for children and youth by race and ethnicity.

Racial Equity Impact Assessments

A racial impact assessment (sometimes called a racial equity impact statement) is a tool for policymakers and other decision-makers to evaluate how a proposed policy or budget decision will likely affect different racial and ethnic groups. This section provides tools and examples. 

Included in Kids Impact Initiative’s sample child/youth impact assessment form are several questions that explore the impact of proposed policies on children and youth who are Black, Latinx, Asian American, and/or Indigenous or identify with other racial or ethnic groups.

Other Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tools

Completed Racial Equity Impact Assessments

Impact Assessments that Center Youth & Racial Equity