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

Author(s): 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: Indicator Matrix Template

Author(s): 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: 8 Tips for Using Logic Models to Improve Project Design and M&E, with Case Study

Author(s): 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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Tip Sheet: 7 Steps for Developing Theories of Change, with Case Study

Author(s): 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: 5 Tips for M&E Culture Change

Author(s): 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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Tool or Template: Organizational M&E Standards and Capacity Assessment

Author(s): 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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Tool or Template: SMART Indicators Checklist, with Case Study

Author(s): 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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Podcast: Monitoring & Evaluation for Economic Empowerment Programs

Author(s): 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 below.

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Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Burma/Myanmar

Author(s): NPCT
Date: July 1, 2016
Topic(s): Country Guides, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Mental Health Country Guides

This guide offers information on the mental health considerations, healthcare, beliefs, customs, language and history of Burma (Myanmar).

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Guide: Domestic-Intimate Partner Violence Programs, Policies, and Partnerships

Author(s): NPCT
Date: July 1, 2016
Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Intimate Partner Violence

This guide aims to assist agencies to build up and maintain a robust network of domestic violence shelters and mainstream partners who can provide culturally sensitive services.