Using Data and Evidence

What Can You Expect from Switchboard in the New Year? Findings from our External Evaluation and Needs Assessment

As a Switchboard team, we’re always interested in learning more about how we’re doing, how we can improve, and which topics are on refugee service providers’ minds. This is why we worked with an external evaluator to look back at our work from the previous year to reflect on our project and identify how we could improve. We also conducted a needs assessment to hear from you and inform our priorities for the coming year. Thank you to all who participated! We would like to share some of the main findings with you.

How States Can Benefit from Switchboard’s New Data Toolkit: A Perspective from a State Refugee Coordinator

This blog post accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs. What challenges do states face in tracking Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) program outcomes? States face a number of …

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Getting More from Your ORR-6 Data: What’s the Value of ORR-6 Data to You?

This blog post accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) recently delivered a series of webinar trainings on its updated ORR-6 report, which …

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How States Are Using Better Data to Help Refugees

This blog post was written by Jessica Shakesprere and Ian Hecker of the Urban Institute. It accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs.  Many states that welcome refugees lack …

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Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #3: MPI Data Hub

This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Looking for more data on humanitarian immigrant populations? Check out the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Data Hub’s Humanitarian Protection Statistics, where you can find interactive maps and databases. The map pictured …

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Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #2: IOM Migration Data Portal

This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Going beyond the data on refugee migration flows we spotlighted last time, you may be interested in more specific data related to global migration patterns, themes and topics. The International Organization …

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Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #1: UNHCR Resettlement Data Finder

This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Interested in data on refugee population flows from countries of origin to countries of first asylum or countries of resettlement? The UNHCR Resettlement Data Finder allows you to explore UNHCR’s resettlement data …

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