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Tool or Template: Quick Reference Table: Overview of Common Data Collection Methods

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 27, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
To deliver data-driven, evidence-based programs for refugees, we need to ask the right questions and gather the right information. Data collection methods not only determine whether we can gather the information we need, but also influence data quality, affect the conclusions we’re able to draw, and have budget implications.  Each data collection method has its pros and …

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Tool or Template: Data Collection Planning Worksheet

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 27, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
To deliver data-driven, evidence-based programs for refugees, we need to ask the right questions and gather the right information. Data collection methods not only determine whether we can gather the information we need, but also influence data quality, affect the conclusions we’re able to draw, and have budget implications.  In designing your programs, it can be helpful …

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Tool or Template: Holiday Employer Outreach Cards

Author(s): Higher
Date: December 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
These holiday graphics are a quick and easy way to send a thank you email to employers and community partners. You can do it in three simple steps: 1. Download a high resolution JPEG; 2. Add your agency logo and message to an email; 3. Hit send!

Tool or Template: Sample Data Quality Assurance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: November 17, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Data Quality
Developing and following SOPs can help make data quality assurance part of your culture and routine practices. SOPs can improve your data not just through having a consistent framework for resolving problems that may arise, but also by building staff confidence and dedication to quality data. This document provides sample SOPs in the context of a case …

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

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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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Tool or Template: SMART Indicators Checklist, with Case Study

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

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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: Take Fifteen: Assess Mental Health, Build Trust, Create Safety, and Decrease Stigma in 15 minutes

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: May 13, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Case workers, physicians, and therapists often have just a brief appointment scheduled with refugee clients. This tool provides a breakdown of a fifteen minute encounter with a refugee client. It can be used in settings such as refugee resettlement agencies, hospitals, or mental health clinics.  Using these points as a guide will not only allow …

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Tool or Template: Job Application Bingo

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
Job application bingo can be used in job readiness classes to practice employment vocabulary. The goal is for each participant to quickly identify the called word on their game card and cover the space with a marker. This game helps to evaluate clients’ understanding of the material, listening skills, and ability to follow directions. It …

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