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Archived Webinar: Learn to Easily and Accurately Collect Data with CommCare Mobile Technology

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 26, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
This series of webinars taught attendees to use mobile phones or tablets equipped with the platform CommCare to more easily and accurately capture client data. View this series of recordings to walk through this process of creating your own application for use in your programs. For more on CommCare, watch this one-minute video! To build your own …

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Archived Webinar: Effective Presentation of Data for Reports, Winning Proposals and Outreach

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: August 15, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
For this webinar, we were joined by an internationally recognized data visualization expert who brings a research-based approach to improving the communication of data through more effective graphs, slides, and reports. The training was tailored to the needs of refugee service providers, drawing on data examples from programs serving refugees and other populations of concern …

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Tool or Template: Indicator Matrix Template

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 25, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Project Design and M&E Planning
An indicator matrix (also referred to as an M&E framework) is ideally part of an M&E plan, though it is often developed at the start of the grant or program. Developing an indicator matrix can help ensure indicators are measurable, realistic and purposeful, improving use of program data down the line. It can help you …

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Tip Sheet: 7 Steps for Developing Theories of Change, with Case Study

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 25, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
A theory of change diagram is a type of logic model that explicitly illustrates the causal pathways between activities, outputs, outcomes, and objectives.  Illustrating your project’s theory of change can help you clearly articulate what you want to achieve and how you will do it.  META’s 7 Steps for Developing Theories of Change help you …

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Tip Sheet: 8 Tips for Using Logic Models to Improve Project Design and M&E, with Case Study

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 25, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
You might be accustomed to attaching logic models to your donor proposals, but do you also use them as project design tools? META’s 8 Tips for Using Logic Models provides an overview of logic models, clarifying the purpose of and relationship between two important types of logic models: theories of change and logical frameworks, or logframes. …

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Tool or Template: Theory of Change and Logical Framework (Logframe) Templates

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 25, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
In some cases, donors provide the templates they want you to use for illustrating your project’s theory of change or describing your project’s performance monitoring and evaluation strategy. But when they don’t, these META templates may be useful. For example, you might use a theory of change template in the Logic Model section of a proposal, …

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Tool or Template: SMART Indicators Checklist, with Case Study

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 20, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
The SMART criteria are a well-accepted way to assess the quality of project indicators (the variables that are tracked to measure changes or achievements in connection with an intervention). That said, the letters of the acronym have been defined in different ways. Common terms used when explaining the SMART criteria include: Specific; Measurable; Attainable, Appropriate …

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Tip Sheet: 5 Tips for M&E Culture Change

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 20, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Creating an organizational culture committed to monitoring and evaluation is a common challenge. This tip sheet gives five action steps you can take to make M&E a priority at your organization, get buy-in from staff and leaders, and ensure that the phrase “monitoring and evaluation” elicits fewer sighs and more enthusiasm at your next team …

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Podcast: Monitoring & Evaluation for Economic Empowerment Programs

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 20, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Project Design and M&E Planning
This episode of the META Podcast features experts in economic empowerment programs for refugees. Kate Nelson from Jannus and Kasra Movahedi and Jon Vosper from IRC share tips for improving M&E in economic programs. You can find the Center for Working Families economic outcomes referenced in the podcast attached.

Tool or Template: Organizational M&E Standards and Capacity Assessment

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 20, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Evaluation and Research, Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
Program data can help us make informed decisions about the services we deliver to refugee clients in the U.S. But if we want to use it effectively, data need to be of good quality. And processes need to be in place that allow us to regularly analyze and act upon it. This ensures that we …

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