May 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

On May 15th, the United Nations recognizes the International Day of Families. Blue Marble Evaluation is not just a network or an evaluation approach, we are a family of over 570 people committed to transforming evaluation to evaluate transformation. If you have not yet become a member of the Blue Marble Evaluation family, we hope you … Read more

An elusive BME ideal: Harmonizing South/North interests, worldviews and frameworks

Description: World-savvy, glocally-orientated evaluators have to be adept at working across all sorts of silos and boundaries. Over the past 3-4 decades, North-South cooperation in the ‘aid’ or philanthropy sectors has been an important focus for evaluation; much less so South-South, North-North or triangular cooperation. Despite some recent shifts, significant differences remain between the ‘Global South’ … Read more

Evaluation in the Face of the Climate Emergency: Observations & Synthesis

Guest Blue Marble Evaluation blog from Scott C. Chaplowe, a dedicated evaluation professional with over 20 years’ experience working with civic, public and private organizations seeking sustainable solutions for social and environmental challenges. His academic training is in geography (UCLA), with a focus on human and natural resource management. He has been influenced by the sub-disciplines … Read more

Evaluation Facilitation principles meet Blue Marble Evaluation principles: Professional Development to be World Savvy in a Virtual World

This webinar is now complete. Click here to listen to a recording of this webinar. Click here to view the chat log from the webinar. Learn how two professional development and capability-building trainers, Glenn Page and Michael Quinn Patton, are adapting to the online environment. Two principles-focused evaluation approaches interconnect as Glenn will focus on how to apply the principles of Blue Marble … Read more