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Blue Marble Evaluation is a global initiative focused on training the next generation of evaluators to Think Globally, Act Globally and Evaluate Globally. The website includes a number of free resources, including case studies, recorded webinars, the Blue Marble Member Network and Forums. 
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In this webinar, three evaluators (Kylie Hutchinson, Benoit Gauthier, and E. Jane Davidson) share their real-life evaluation blunders and ways to incorporate their lessons learned into the classroom or personal practice.
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We’re continuing our series, sharing ideas and resources on ways of ensuring that evaluation adequately responds to the new challenges during the pandemic.

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Given the numerous interconnected environmental crises the world faces – including climate change, deforestation, biodiversity, air, water and soil quality – there is an urgent need to include consideration of environmental impacts into all evaluations.  However current evaluation practice and training of evaluators do not usually include attention to environmental impacts unless these are stated objectives, nor do evaluation teams usually include both people with expertise in s

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One common criticism of Theory of Change is that it is often used as a framework that fixes agreements rather than as a living, guiding tool that helps reflection and adaptation. However, formally agreed Theories of Change and realities on the ground can be very different. This policy brief explores this, and looks at the interactions between formally agreed Theories of Change and actual advocacy practice, within the context of a multi-country advocacy programme.
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This 9 minute TED Talk outlines the process and benefits of group model building exercises, using the example of 'making toast'. This exercise could be used to help build group model building skills in a team, or adapted to tackle a real-life problem.

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