Integrate interconnections across levels.
Global systems change must be contextually sensitive and grounded in the interactions between local and global processes and scales of change. The term that has emerged to capture this way of thinking is GLOCAL, or glocalization.
- When designing an intervention or initiative, look at the interactions, interdependencies, and interconnections across levels (micro, meso, macro). Take into account how people, information, and resources flow from local to global, and global to local.
- Evaluation Questions may include: In what ways is an initiative or intervention truly GLOCAL? In both processes and results? What are the interactions, interdependencies, and interconnections across levels? How do they intersect for mutually reinforcing systems change? Look for both anticipated and unanticipated interactions, both positive (mutually reinforcing) and negative (disjointed and nonaligned).