What we are learning


Making change for people and planet

View all news

Meet the changemakers: the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute

The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) is an independent, Indigenous-led center that designs and delivers solutions to help strengthen governance capabilities and meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

7 days ago

Australia program

Read more

Fire management using community-based models to build environmental resilience

A learning exchange on community-based fire practices took place at the 2024 BHP Foundation Environmental Resilience partners’ workshop. Representatives from Australia and Chile shared fire management approaches in different landscapes, ranging from deserts to forests.

21 days ago

Environmental Resilience

Read more

8 innovative educational projects in Chile chosen to receive support from BHP Foundation Collective Effect fund

The projects selected have the potential to scale teaching and learning solutions to boost the transformation of the public education model in Chile.

34 days ago

Chile program

Read more

Upskilling teachers in computer science: one solution to close the digital divide

For the last three years, an organization in Chile had provided training in computer science to more than 900 teachers. They are taking their learnings to the classroom, benefiting 13.325 public students across the country.

49 days ago

Chile program

Read more


Sharing what is and what is not working

The BHP Foundation’s approach to measurement, learning and evaluation (MLE) is driven by the belief that strategic learning through investment in measuring, learning from, and evaluating is fundamental to maximize impact, and to:
  • Influence action for people and planet.
  • Share evidence to strategically generate attention, advance thinking, influence public policy and compel others to action around priority areas.
  • Adaptively manage and course correct to maximize impact, influence, and scale of our work in service to an equitable and sustainable future.
  • Hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders and commitments so that we enable effective decision-making, transparency, and responsibility, including around unintended consequences.
  • Contribute to the evidence base to substantiate the value proposition of our work, sharing learning of what is and is not working.

BHP Foundation programs: learning and performance


Durable change - sustaining impact in natural resource governance initiatives

These research findings from Sustainable Minerals Institute's evaluation of our Natural Resource Governance program provide insights into the key ingredients to make impact sustainable.

Read more

Lessons in natural resource governance from priority countries

These research findings from Sustainable Minerals Institute's evaluation of our Natural Resource Governance program provide insights into the contextual factors shaping delivery of programs in Colombia, Nigeria, Ghana and Peru.

Read more

Using Foundation Capital for Good: Opportunities in the Balance Sheet

Veronica Olazabal, BHP Foundation's Chief Impact and Evaluation Officer, and John Sherman, Chief Partner at Sherman Impact Consulting, shared here some considerations and suggestions that may help foundations identify and evaluate their investment options.

Read more

Scaling & Systems Change: Fundamentals, insights and case study reviews

The BHP Foundation Environmental Resilience Program has collaborated with Ampliseed to develop this report that showcases scaling case studies and lessons learned drawn from various sectors and countries, including education, natural resource governance, and environmental resilience.

Read more

Conservation Financing Strategies: Key Lessons and Case Studies

This document provides an introduction to financing lines for Conservation and also explores different useful approaches to financially sustain the results of a project through field work and case studies.

Read more

Insurance Challenges & Opportunities - October 2022

A report from Pollination and the BHP Foundation, exploring and unpacking the insurance risks faced by organizations delivering nature based solutions.

Read more

Impact Verification: A powerful tool to hold organizations accountable to their impact claims.

Read more via Impact Entrepreneur

2022 Redstone: Environmental Resilience Evaluation

The BHP Foundation commissioned this evaluation to better understand the impact to date of the Environmental Resilience Global Signature Program and to provide recommendations to strengthen the Program going forward.

Read more

Scaling impact in education for transformative change

This report looks across all six of the Brookings' Real-time Scaling Labs (RTSLs) cases to analyze common themes, insights, and lessons learned about the process of scaling to provide practical recommendations on how to scale and sustain impact in education.

Read more

2021 RAND Corporation: Education Equity Evaluation

In 2017, the BHP Foundation launched its Education Equity Global Signature Program. In support of the BHP Foundation's goals, RAND Corporation researchers are conducting a five-year evaluation of the program.

Read more

Developing Enabling Environments for Women's Access to Education and Vocational Opportunities - RAND Research

A case study of policy change efforts led by UN Women's Second Chance Education Programme in India

Read more

Synthesizing and Mobilizing Evidence to Improve Teaching and Learning - RAND research

A case study of Queen Rania Foundation's Contextualized Teaching and Learning Toolkit Effort, developed in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation

Read more

Exploring How Teach for All's Networks Connect Local Educational Organizations - RAND research

A case study of alumni professional connections in Peru

Read more

What Works to Improve Family-School Engagement - RAND research

A case study of the Center for Universal Education's Family-School Engagement Playbook Effort on engaging a global network to curate and disseminate evidence about what works to improve family-school engagement

Read more

BHP Foundation Strategy & Impact Booklet

The BHP Foundation Strategy and Impact Booklet showcases the BHP Foundation’s big ambitions to address some of the world’s most critical sustainable development challenges are continuing to deliver unique collaborations and bold solutions.

Read more

Partner organizations: project outputs and insights


CSIRO Indigenous STEM Education Project

Final Evaluation Report

Read more

Implementing beneficial ownership reforms

Opening Extractives Progress Report 2022/23 documents progress that has been made in implementing beneficial ownership transparency across 11 countries, through legislative reforms, the establishment of public registers and evidence-based advocacy.

Read more

Collaborating to Transform and Improve Education Systems

Center for Universal Education - Brookings Institution: A playbook for family-school engagement

Read more

More learning


Explore all project outputs and insights

Publications library