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Archived Webinar: Introduction to Program Design: Developing Your Theory of Change

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 20, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
Hosted on February 25, 2020, this webinar was presented by Floor De Ruijter, Switchboard Program Officer for M&E; Daniele Elizaire, M&E Consultant; and Pat Curran, Youth Program Supervisor at the IRC. Wondering how theories of change are key to strong program design? Confused about terms like “logic model,” “theory of change,” and “logical framework (logframe)”? …

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E-learning: Introduction to Gender-sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 20, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Gender Equality, Using Data and Evidence
Why should refugee service providers commit to gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation, or M&E? Applying a gender-sensitive lens to monitoring and evaluation is critical for learning and accountability. Without consideration for gender, our data is incomplete. Collecting, analyzing, and using gender data helps us make decisions and take action towards the goal of gender equality in …

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Blog Post: How States and Other Refugee Service Providers are Using Infographics to Engage Communities

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
Wondering whether your program data has potential for community engagement? Unsure of how statistics can capture an audience’s interest? A recent Switchboard blog post provided suggestions for using data to tell a story, and today we’re diving deeper into one interesting method: infographics.

Blog Post: Using Data to Tell Program Stories…Without Putting Your Audience to Sleep

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 8, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
Many of us don’t think about how we might communicate out our project data until the reporting stage, when we are required to look back on data and summarize it for a reader. Or conversely, given the vast extent of data many projects collect, we might be tempted to flood our communications materials with facts and figures.

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

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 25, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
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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Archived Webinar: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the Field on Using Data to Improve Refugee Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 26, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Evaluation and Research, Using Data and Evidence
This webinar was presented by Molly M. Scott of the Center for Income and Benefits at The Urban Institute and featured guest speakers Kit Taintor and Derek Maxfield.

Podcast: Is Your Program Gender-Sensitive?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 23, 2019
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
Stream Switchboard’s latest podcast! Kelsey Chippeaux of the IRC in Silver Spring discusses the process of developing a gender analysis plan for a TANF employment program.

Guide: Developing Strong Program Reports

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning
This information guide provides suggestions for drafting a report narrative,incorporating a table of key indicators, and choosing the types of graphs which may strengthen your program reporting.

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

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 18, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Using Data and Evidence
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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Blog Post: How States Are Using Better Data to Help Refugees

Author(s): Urban Institute
Date: September 11, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Using Data and Evidence
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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