Evaluation in the SDGs Era – SDGs時代の評価: 価値を引き出し、変容を促す営み (SDGs時代のESDと社会的レジリエンス研究叢書 5) 

By 米原 あき (著, 編集), 佐藤 真久 (著, 編集), 長尾 眞文 (著, 編集) 本書では、「SDGs時代の評価─価値を引き出し、変容を促す営み」と題して、筆者らのミクロ実践からマクロ政策までの幅広い知見のもとで、SDGs時代の評価に関わる考察が行われてきた。各章のキーワードは、『SDGs時代における評価概念のシフト』、『評価における社会変容と個人変容の連動』、『国際協力の協働パートナーシップ』、『通域的な学び』、『発展的評価』、『ブルーマーブル評価』であった。そして、これらの論考には、価値をめぐる協働と学びの取り組みがあり、価値の問い直し、価値の意味づけ、価値の共創の取り組みへの主体的なコミットメントが見られる。 Book available on Amazon Year 2022 Principle 1: Global Thinking, Principle 3: Transformative Engagement, Principle 6: GLOCAL

A Developmental Evaluation Companion

By Jamie Gamble, Kate McKegg, Mark Cabaj The McConnell Foundation (2021) A Developmental Evaluation Companion introduces the concept to changemakers, and to the evaluators, critical friends and reality testers, who are their partners in that change journey. The book provides an overview of the essential elements  of Developmental Evaluation (DE) to create some coherence, not to … Read more

Braiding Sweetgrass

By Robin Wall Kimmerer Milkweed Publications (2015) Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range … Read more

In the Light of Justice, The Rise of Human Rights in Native America

By Walter Echo-Hawk Published by Fulcrum Publishing (2013) In 2007 the United Nations approved the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. United States endorsement in 2010 ushered in a new era of Indian law and policy. This book highlights steps that the United States, as well as other nations, must take to … Read more

Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable Equitable Future

By Beverly Parsons, Lovely Dhillon and Matthew Keene (2019) Published by Information Age Publishing Utilizing a creative storytelling approach, Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future brings forward the centrality of values in conjunction with the role of evaluation in building a future of well-being for people, nature, and planet. Visionary Evaluatives are guided by … Read more

Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises & Principles

By Michael Quinn Patton Published by Guilford Press, 2019 As a transdisciplinary profession, evaluation has much to offer to global change interventions that work toward a sustainable future across national boundaries, sectors, and issues. This book introduces Blue Marble evaluation, which provides a framework for developing, adapting, and evaluating major systems change initiatives involving complex … Read more

Organizations working together: Coordination in interorganizational networks

By Catherine Alter and Jerald Hage Publisher: Sage     Organizational cooperation, collaboration and networking are increasingly being seen as the most effective ways of achieving goals. In this volume, the authors describe the various kinds of organizational collaborations currently taking place in the public and private sectors, and the influence these experiments have on … Read more

Dealing with complexity in development evaluation: a practical approach

By Bamberger, M., Vaessen, J., Raimondo E. Publisher: Sage Recognizing that complexity calls for innovative, conceptual, and methodological solutions, this unique book offers practical guidance to policymakers, managers, and evaluation practitioners on how to design and implement complexity-responsive evaluations that can be undertaken in the real world of time, budget, data, and political constraints. Introductory chapters … Read more

Social Innovation Generation: Fostering a Canadian Ecosystem for Systems Change

By Geraldine Cahill & Kelsey Spitz Published by J.W. McConnell Family Foundation (2017) Access book The partnership, Social Innovation Generation (SiG), was founded in 2007 with a mission to create a culture of continuous social innovation in Canada. It was born to serve the people changing the very way society works — the people who … Read more