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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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Tool or Template: Research/Evaluation Time & Effort Calculator

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research
To be successful, evaluation and research projects must be adequately resourced. Without sufficient funding to answer research or evaluation questions at a high level of quality, the project may not yield useful results. The Research/Evaluation Time & Effort Calculator can help estimate the number and time and effort percentage of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff required for …

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Tool or Template: End-of-Project Learning Meeting Template

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis
An end-of-project learning meeting is a meeting, workshop, or other form of consultation that takes place at the end of a project or project year with the objective to reflect on successes and challenges and capture project learning to inform the program and/or future programs. You can use this template as a guide when planning …

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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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Tip Sheet: Budgeting for Research and Evaluation Tipsheet & Checklist

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research
To be successful, evaluation and research projects must be adequately resourced. Without sufficient funding to answer research or evaluation questions at a high level of quality, the project may not yield useful results. This tip sheet and checklist can be used to develop an appropriate budget for research and evaluation projects. Also see META’s Research/Evaluation Time …

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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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Tool or Template: Research/Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities Mapping Template

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research
Does your organization aspire to do research? Going beyond routine program monitoring and evaluation, research is a systematic investigation conducted to contribute to or fill a gap in evidence or generalizable knowledge. A common reason organizations may conduct research is in the context of impact evaluation. But regardless of the motivation, research can be difficult …

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Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Establishing Productive Research Partnerships

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research
Does your organization aspire to do research? Going beyond routine program monitoring and evaluation, research is a systematic investigation conducted to contribute to or fill a gap in evidence or generalizable knowledge. A common reason organizations may conduct research is in the context of impact evaluation. But regardless of the motivation, research can be difficult …

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