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Commitment to reconciliation starts in the classroom

The Narragunnawali Program includes an educational online platform that provides practical ways for educators to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, essential to supporting the growing reconciliation movement across Australia.

3 days ago

Australia program

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Increasing women's participation in Colombia’s public procurement

The city of Palmira, in Colombia, has taken crucial steps to use public procurement to empower those who have been historically excluded from the economy, including women businesses and small and microbusinesses.

24 days ago

Natural Resource Governance

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Fight against corruption builds momentum at Summit for Democracy

Addressing and fighting corruption was high on the agenda at the second Summit for Democracy held on March 29-30, 2023, co-hosted by United States President Biden with the governments of Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Republic of Zambia.

50 days ago

Natural Resource Governance

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Integrity, transparency and accountability are key to Ukraine’s recovery

Latest estimates suggest over US 400 billion dollars* will be needed to reconstruct Ukraine. To make the most of every dollar, a coalition known as RISE (Reconstruction Integrity, Sustainability and Efficiency) Ukraine is working to help Ukraine build back better, making the reconstruction a model of open government and open contracting.

58 days ago

Natural Resource Governance

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Partner organizations: project outputs and insights


CSIRO Indigenous STEM Education Project

Final Evaluation Report

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Building Mentally Healthy Futures

A policy brief from Australia's Mental Health Think Tank on youth mental health recovery plan

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Collaborating to Transform and Improve Education Systems

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

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