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delivering an inclusive games

The Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) aim was to deliver an inclusive and accessible Games for all. To help to do this, the ODA undertook Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) on its programme of work, strategies and projects to find out whether it was meeting everyone's needs.

What is an EqIA?

The purpose of the EqIAs was to improve the ODA’s work by assessing its potential impact on equality target groups, ensuring, as far as possible, that steps were taken to eliminate or minimise any negative consequences, and that the ODA maximised opportunities to promote equality.

The majority of the ODA’s EqIAs were carried out in the major design, construction and transportation planning phases.

Under the legislation, the ODA was required to carry out EqIAs for race, disability and gender. However, given our commitment to equality and inclusion, the EqIA process considered all the equality strands of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, faith/religion and transgender.

The benefits of an EqIA

An EqIA added value to our work by: 

  • eliminating discrimination
  • promoting equality through the ODA's programme and actions
  • improving the ODA's efficiency by integrating equality and inclusion into every relevant aspect of its work
  • ensuring greater consultation, involvement and improved ownership of the ODA's work by the target groups
  • identifying and celebrating the positive measures that the ODA have introduced to promote equality
  • having a positive effect on the target groups

Schedule of EqIAs

The EqIA schedule set out the ODA’s timescale for its publications.


The Corporate EqIA contributed towards the ODA’s fulfilment of its statutory duties to promote race, gender and disability equality, by ensuring that identified positive impacts were promoted and celebrated; and that any potential adverse impacts were identified and highlighted as issues which required action.

The EqIAs published by the ODA can be found on the The National Archives website.