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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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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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Blog Post: When’s that Report Due Again? How to Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Workplan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 7, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
Have you been thinking about strengthening your monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes? It can be challenging to plan out who on your team will be involved in collecting, entering, quality-checking, analyzing, and reporting on your program data, not to mention using the data to make program decisions! M&E plans are intended to guide monitoring and …

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Tool or Template: M&E Plan Template and Checklist

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 28, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
M&E plans are intended to guide monitoring and evaluation processes throughout the life of a project or funding period.  But what are the components of a strong M&E plan? Switchboard’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan Template makes them easy to learn by walking step-by-step through a sample refugee employment program. M&E Plans are intended to …

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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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Tool or Template: Data Analysis and Action Planning Templates

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 30, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Project Design and M&E Planning
It’s critical to regularly analyze and act on data in order to make informed decisions and guide project implementation. To facilitate ongoing learning and project improvement, teams should hold regular data analysis and action planning meetings throughout the project cycle. These Data Analysis and Action Planning Templates can be used to plan for data analysis, …

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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 feedback; …

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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.