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Blog Post: Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #1: UNHCR Resettlement Data Finder

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 8, 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. Interested in data on refugee population flows from countries of origin to countries of first asylum or countries of resettlement? The UNHCR Resettlement Data Finder allows you to explore UNHCR’s resettlement data …

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Podcast: How Local Voices Can Help Us Understand Refugee Integration

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: April 24, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
How can we measure integration? META’s podcast spotlights the interesting approach of the Refugees in Towns (RIT) project, an initiative of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. For this podcast, META was joined by Karen Jacobsen, Professor at the Tufts University Fletcher School, director of the Refugees and Forced Migration Program at the Feinstein International Center, and Principal Investigator …

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Blog Post: Data-Driven Job Upgrade Programs: 2 Questions to Ask when Measuring Changes in Client Income

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: April 18, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, 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. If you’re a refugee employment specialist, you’re probably tracking your clients’ income. But of all the data you could collect, why measure this? And how exactly should you do it? …

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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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Blog Post: Is Your Data Tidy? Tips from the Experts to Speed Analysis and Save You Time

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 5, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, 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. Too many of us have experienced a common M&E frustration: puzzling over an Excel spreadsheet that may contain all of the information we need, but that takes multiple time-consuming steps to clean …

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Blog Post: Data Visualization Made Easy: Program Output Data Before and After

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 21, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data, 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. If you serve refugees in the U.S., you’ve probably experienced a common challenge: translating all of the valuable data you collect into relevant messages for a given audience, whether they …

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Archived Webinar: Using Data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to Understand the Social and Economic Outcomes of Refugee Resettlement

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 19, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
In this webinar, Professor William Evans of the University of Notre Dame discussed his recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper The Economic and Social Outcomes of Refugees in the United States: Evidence from the ACS. This study, conducted in collaboration with graduate student Daniel Fitzerald, uses data from the American Community Survey to understand …

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Podcast: Financial Capability for Refugees: Promising Practices for Upward Economic Mobility

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 15, 2017
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
What are the early financial experiences of New Americans? What promising practices may help accelerate their path to economic integration in the U.S.? For this podcast, META was joined by Kasra Movahedi of the International Rescue Committee to discuss an IRC study on financial capability programs, drawing on data from more than 2,400 refugee and …

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Blog Post: Why We Should Have Developed our Logic Model before Our Project Narrative — Not the Other Way Around

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 14, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research, Project Design and M&E Planning, 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. It’s tempting to start out program design by drafting a narrative. After all, we know what we want to do, many approvals may be needed, and deadlines are looming! But …

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Podcast: A Path to Food Security & Nutrition for Refugees & Immigrants in the U.S: Building an Evidence Base

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: July 27, 2017
Topic(s): Health, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition, Using Data and Evidence
What do we know and not know about how to improve food security and nutrition for refugees and immigrants in the U.S? This episode of the META podcast explores this question with Rachel Dannefer, Director of Research & Evaluation for the Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers of the NYC Health Department, and Eugenia Gusev, Technical …

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