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Celebrating outstanding reconciliation in education initiatives in Australia

Schools and early learning services leading the way for fostering knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions were celebrated at the Narragunnawali Reconciliation in Education Awards in Canberra last week.

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Australia program

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Collective action critical to address the governance challenges of the energy transition

Improved governance of natural resources will be a keystone of a successful energy transition over the next decade. That’s why BHP Foundation is supporting Governance Action Hub, a new project designed to empower locally-led coalitions to reduce corruption and improve development outcomes in resource-rich countries.

15 days ago

Natural Resource Governance

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How can private lands contribute to the urgent need for conservation?

Tierra Austral Foundation has participated in the collaborative process to inform the “Effective Biodiversity Conservation: 30 Urgent Measures for 2030” report, that provides significant proposals to enhance public policies and protect the biodiversity of Chile.

43 days ago

Environmental Resilience

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A second chance for Afghan women in Chile

“I’m the Afghan girl the Taliban wanted to chain. I’m the girl they wanted to imprison, who can’t study or work in that society. So, my crime and that of other Afghan women is to fight for our freedom,” 22-year-old Zahra Karimi. 

59 days ago

Education Equity

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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

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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

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

A case study of alumni professional connections in Peru

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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

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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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