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  1. Designing for Action: Principles of Effective Sustainability Measurement


    This report from the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability provides detailed guidance for decision makers on measuring for effective sustainability. The report provides a summary of the full report and aims to provide a framework and guide for those engaging with sustainability literature and the development and application of sustainability assessment tools. 

  2. Navigating sustainability: measurement, evaluation and action


    This paper from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) aims to document the evolution in thinking about how to measure sustainability and also distills crucial lessons for moving forward. The paper specifically looks at major initiatives in theory and practice over the last 20 years; outlines a generic framework for implementing and assessing sustainability; and looks at how different sectors have approached the issue of sustainability. 

  3. International Program for Development Evaluation Training 2016: Building Skills to Evaluate Development Interventions

    6th June, 2016 to 1st July, 2016

    The International Program for Development Evaluation Training is an executive training program that features a two-week Core Course, followed by two weeks of 26 in-depth workshops, taught by a dynamic group of renowned international faculty drawn from organizations around the world. The program is highly responsive to the changing international environment, addressing the requirements of new development policies and delivery mechanisms that favor local ownership, increased national accountability, and partnership. Similarly, the curriculum is designed to reflect the international shift in focus from project evaluation to more complex program-, policy-, country-, and even global-level evaluation.

  4. Applying resilience thinking: Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems


    This guide from the Stockholm Resilience Centre outlines seven key principles that can be used to develop resilience in social-ecological systems. Each principle comes with guidance on how to implement it and also provides a case study to demonstrate how it has been done. 

  5. Sustained and Emerging Impacts Evaluation (SEIE)

  6. Introducing footprint evaluation

    Given the numerous interconnected environmental crises the world faces, there is an urgent need to include consideration of environmental impacts into all evaluations. Footprint evaluation focuses on evaluating the ‘footprint’ that human systems make on natural systems. Importantly, it includes evaluating the potential and actual environmental impacts of interventions that do not have explicit environmental objectives.

  7. Evaluation at the Nexus Between Nature and Humanity for Transformational Change


    This chapter from Transformational Evaluation for the Global Crises of Our Times argues for the need to transform evaluation in the light of current environmental crises and sets out the major ways this needs to happen.

  8. Evaluating sustainability: Evaluative support for managing processes in the public interest


    This special issue of New Directions in Evaluation includes discussions of different types of sustainability – sustainable environment, sustainable development, sustainable programs, and sustainable evaluation systems – and a synthesis of these different issues and their implications for transforming evaluation in ways more appropriate for evaluating sustainability.