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Blog Post: 7 Tips for Supporting Staff Through a Database Transition

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 10, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Data Quality, Using Data and Evidence
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. Transitioning to a new database can be a challenging process! While we know that every organization has staff with differing capacities and system roles, here are some general practices to …

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

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: June 5, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
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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Blog Post: Worker’s Rights Review

Author(s): Higher
Date: May 29, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Worker’s rights are an important aspect of job readiness instruction and are critical to protecting refugees from instances of discrimination and unsafe working conditions. Here is a summary of worker’s rights to consider …

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

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 22, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
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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Blog Post: Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #1: UNHCR Resettlement Data Finder

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 8, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
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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Blog Post: Resume Writing for Entry-Level Positions

Author(s): Higher
Date: April 30, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Developing a resume for refugee clients can be a daunting and time consuming task. Here are some tips for streamlining the process. Start from the beginning. Explain to your client what a resume …

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Blog Post: Data-Driven Job Upgrade Programs: 2 Questions to Ask when Measuring Changes in Client Income

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: April 18, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Using Data and Evidence
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. If you’re a refugee employment specialist, you’re probably tracking your clients’ income. But of all the data you could collect, why measure this? And how exactly should you do it? …

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Blog Post: High-Paying Jobs Refugees can Access without a Bachelor’s Degree

Author(s): Higher
Date: February 14, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. A common misconception in our field is that higher paying jobs are not available without a Bachelor’s Degree (BA). According to the Good Jobs Project, however, there are 30 million “good jobs” across the …

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Blog Post: Is Your Data Tidy? Tips from the Experts to Speed Analysis and Save You Time

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 5, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Using Data and Evidence
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. Too many of us have experienced a common M&E frustration: puzzling over an Excel spreadsheet that may contain all of the information we need, but that takes multiple time-consuming steps to clean …

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Blog Post: Data Visualization Made Easy: Program Output Data Before and After

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 21, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data, Using Data and Evidence
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. If you serve refugees in the U.S., you’ve probably experienced a common challenge: translating all of the valuable data you collect into relevant messages for a given audience, whether they …

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