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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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Guide: Collecting and Analyzing Data for Learning and Program Improvement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 30, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality
Data-informed decision making is a guiding principle for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the programs it supports. But what is involved in making data-informed decisions and implementing data-driven programs? This info guide explains the importance of data-driven programs, how to set a learning agenda for collecting purposeful data, and how to develop a …

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Archived Webinar: Collecting Client Feedback Data

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 16, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
This webinar was facilitated by Floor de Ruijter, Program Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation, Switchboard and Graeme Rodgers, Technical Adviser for Research, IRC.   By the end of this 60-minute session, you will be able to:  Explain why collecting client feedback is important; Name key steps you can take when choosing appropriate methods for collecting …

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Guide: Collecting Client Feedback Data

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 15, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
Collecting appropriate client feedback data can influence organizational decision-making and enhance the quality of our programs. It can also help contribute to a culture of client responsiveness. This info guide discusses the importance of client consent in data collection and covers six key questions to ask yourself when choosing appropriate methods for collecting client feedback.

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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Tool or Template: Sample Informed Consent Form

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Evaluation and Research
Meaningful informed consent entails more than a participant’s signature on a consent form. The steps that we take for obtaining consent are crucial to safeguarding participants’ dignity, autonomy and well-being, especially when collecting data from vulnerable populations. META’s introductory tip sheet walks through five questions to ask yourself when developing plans and procedures for obtaining …

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Tip Sheet: 5 Questions for Obtaining Meaningful Informed Consent

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Evaluation and Research
Meaningful informed consent entails more than a participant’s signature on a consent form. The steps that we take for obtaining consent are crucial to safeguarding participants’ dignity, autonomy and well-being, especially when collecting data from vulnerable populations. META’s introductory tip sheet walks through five questions to ask yourself when developing plans and procedures for obtaining …

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Podcast: Why We Should Integrate Gender into our M&E Systems

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: March 8, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evaluation and Research, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
Why should we integrate gender into our M&E systems, and how can we get started? Priya Alvarez, Evaluation Specialist at UN Women,  joined META for this podcast, released on International Women’s Day 2018! Listen now to find out why it’s important to put in place gender-integrated M&E systems and to learn concrete steps for integrating …

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E-learning: Choosing Data Collection Methods

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 28, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Using Data and Evidence
This module was created by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project. This module continues the series of introductory e-learning modules on monitoring and evaluation (M&E). While you might find it useful to take META’s other introductory e-learning modules prior to this one, there are no prerequisites for completing this module. This module is …

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