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Evidence for Impact Webinar: Developmental Evaluation

This webinar by Social Impact explores the essential principles of developmental evaluation (DE) and how funders adapt them to in a variety of scenarios and contexts. As DE gains traction, people are implementing them in different ways and taking full advantage of DE’s commitment to flexibility. But how much flexibility it too much? What is …

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A Clarion Call for Food Systems Transformation

As part of preparation and building momentum for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit more than 900 Independent Dialogues have taken place around the world. These Summit Dialogues aim to offer a seat at the table to all interested stakeholders, giving them an opportunity to debate, collaborate, and provide input into deliberations on the future of food. Conveners of …

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Footprint Evaluation

Footprint evaluation focuses on the ‘footprint’ that human systems make on natural systems. This requires attention to the nexus between human systems and natural systems. Footprint evaluation is grounded in the premise that all evaluations should include consideration of environmental sustainability, even when this is not a stated goal of the intervention. This is so …

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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 …

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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 for the rest of us around the blue marble. Various levels of governments …

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Blue Marble Evaluation Principles in Japanese

Blue Marble Japan, Inc. aims to facilitate system transformation to realize a sustainable world. They have translated the Blue Marble Principles into Japanese. Click here to view the principles Download the principles

Blue Marble Evaluation Featured at Esri Geodesign Conference

In August of last summer, in Portland Maine, I wanted to know if people were interested in the idea of transformations systems mapping and analysis. So, I brought together leaders in Blue Marble Evaluation as well as experts in systems mapping for a design charrette on this topic – and to see if anybody cared, …

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