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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.

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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Toolkit: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the Field on Managing, Analyzing, and Using Data to Improve Refugee Programs

Author(s): Switchboard, Urban Institute
Date: September 11, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Evaluation and Research, Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
Switchboard contracted with the Urban Institute for the development of this toolkit.  Data and evidence can play a critical role in program management if those data are designed, collected, and analyzed with programming goals in mind and grounded in the reality of how programs work. As state refugee coordinators (SRCs) manage and coordinate refugee services, …

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Tool or Template: Monitoring and Evaluation Glossary

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 27, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Evaluation and Research, Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
A lot of terminology can be associated with monitoring and evaluation, and vocabulary definitions can vary widely. Some terms seem to have overlapping definitions–for instance, in the different ways logic models, theories of change and logical frameworks (logframes) can be defined. You can use this glossary to clear up confusion and be sure you understand …

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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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E-learning: Data Analysis and Action Planning

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
This module was produced by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project. To facilitate ongoing learning and project improvement, data analysis and action planning should be part of regular team meetings. This module is the fifth in a series of introductory e-learning modules on monitoring and evaluation (M&E). However, there are no prerequisites for …

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Podcast: Strategies for Supporting Refugee Families Enrolled in TANF and RCA

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: June 26, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
How are states and local systems serving refugees through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)? What innovative strategies are being used to coordinate services and help refugees obtain employment? Listen to this interview with Sam Elkin, a researcher for a new OPRE study exploring these questions and more! Want 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: 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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