The resources below have been compiled for evaluators and others interested in developing a Blue Marble perspective. They provide important knowledge and context for global systems transformation design, implementation and evaluation. The resources are tagged with Blue Marble Evaluation principles and key themes.
Developmental Evaluation is a foundational element to Blue Marble Evaluation.
Our recent work on the food systems summit has elevated a number of important resources on evaluating food systems. Here are just a few.
Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking and Blue Marble Evaluation: Exploring the Synergies for Systems Transformation
In the context of the Anthropocene, organizations today struggle in finding a balance between maximizing profits and generating value for their stakeholders, the environment and the society at large. Josep M. Coll’s new book Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking: the natural path to sustainable…
Establishing a Blue Marble Evaluation Hub in Southern Africa
Are you a development practitioner, academic or donor interested in the design and implementation of programmes that serve people and the planet, that contribute to global programmes while implementing locally?
Are you an evaluator working in southern Africa and interested in understanding how…
Regenerate Costa Rica + Blue Marble Baseline = Learning by Doing
Regenerate Costa Rica is an initiative by the University for International Cooperation launched in 2018. The initiative brings together a community with multiple capacities in order to reflect, plan and activate projects that enable the country’s transition towards a regenerative paradigm.
Relational Systems Thinking
This webinar was a celebration of the 1 year anniversary of the Transformation Systems Mapping & Analysis Working group and highlighted the work of the hosts of our 13th workstream - Decolonizing Systems Mapping.
Turtle Island Institute (TII) is a global Indigenous social innovation think…
Learning as you go: Becoming part of the solution as a Blue Marble Evaluator navigating the pandemic
What are we learning in this pandemic? We are seeing that individuals matter: individual actions have reverberating consequences. We are also seeing that systems matter: how systems act to address the pandemic and protect peoples have dire consequences for the individuals that live in society and…
Fostering an Intergenerational Approach to Transforming Evaluation
In this webinar, we heard from several young and emerging evaluators and leaders from the EvalYouth Global Network about the ways they are embedding BME principles into their work, both as a network and as individual evaluators. EvalYouth is a global, multi-stakeholder partnership/network that…
Remote Developmental Evaluation: A Guide for Funders and Practitioners
Developmental Evaluation (DE) seeks to enhance programs by strengthening innovation and adaptation, in part through physically embedding evaluators within projects. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a shift to remote work, encouraging DE implementers to do what they do best — innovate and…
Principles-Driven Responsive Philanthropy: Building Bridges Across Communities for Peace, Prosperity and Planet
This webinar provides an in-depth look at how one foundation applied the Blue Marble Evaluation principles to their work.
GHR Foundation, an independent foundation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, exists to be of service to people and their limitless potential for good. In 2016, the global…
Blue Marble Evaluation: Year in Review
In this last webinar of 2020, Michael, Glenn and Pablo look back at the year 2020 and reflect on what we have learned about Blue Marble Evaluation's application in this rapidly changing world. Click here to watch a recording of this webinar.
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