Melanie Goodchild & Terrellyn Fearn
In this webinar, we hear 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.
More webinar recordings from the past two years are available on our website.
Guest Blog from Zenda Ofir
Hear from our Advisory Council member, Zenda Ofir, as she reflects on the connections between Blue Marble Evaluation and the work of systems scientist, Donella Meadows. Read the full blog.
Go In-Depth with BME this Summer
Are you looking to deepen your understanding of Blue Marble Evaluation or gain new skills to embed the Principles of BME into your evaluation practice? We invite you to join the Blue Marble Evaluation Online Course offered by the International Program for Development Evaluation Training. The dates for the course are July 12-16, 2021. Participants at any level are welcome.
Click here for more information.
As Blue Marble Evaluation gains traction around the globe, several place-based hubs have begun to form. These hubs have emerged organically, and include Japan, Geneva, Turtle Island/Canada and the Gulf of Maine. This month, several BME members from Southern Africa will be holding a webinar to discuss the possibility of forming a Hub in that region. If you are working in Southern Africa and would like to join the conversation, please click here to register.
If you are interested in connecting with fellow BME members in your region to explore the formation of a hub, please contact us. We will be working to develop a structure and support system for hubs over the next few months and will share that with the network in the fall (north)/ spring (south).
This article provides aspiring Blue Marble Evaluators with an alternative framework for thinking about professional development outside of “formal” and “scholarly” learning spaces. Particularly relevant in the context of the anthropocene, the article offers experiential learning in the field and within cultural contexts as a much-needed professional design component for developing responsive, effective, and transformative evaluators.Developmental Evaluation Companion
by Jamie Gamble, Kate McKegg and Mark Cabaj
This new e-book from the McConnell Foundation introduces the concept of DE and provides an overview of the essential elements of this approach. There is an ever-expanding set of views, resources and even critiques on DE, which signals to us that the field is very much alive. The intent of this companion is to encourage going deeper and wrestling with the many issues and ideas presented. This book is very much aligned with Blue Marble evaluation and is an excellent resources for Blue Marble Evaluators wishing to deepen their understanding and/or practice of DE.