Blue Marble Evaluation Operating Principle 1: Transboundary Engagement

Each week, leading up to the Blue Marble Evaluation book and website launch, we will be introducing a new principle of Blue Marble Evaluation. The first four weeks introduced the four overarching principles This week, we turn to the first of the twelve operating principles. Click here to learn about the difference.

Principle: Act at a global scale.

Basic Premise: To address global problems, look beyond nation-state borders and boundaries to affect transnational, regional, and global patterns, interactions, and dynamics.

Implications: The design, implementation and evaluation of a global initiative should be global. This does not mean operating in a few different countries, but operating across countries and taking into account the global and local contexts.

Suggested Evaluation Question: To what extent and in what ways is an initiative or intervention acting at a truly global scale.