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Blog Post: Announcing the New Annual Survey of Refugees

Author(s): Urban Institute
Date: January 26, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation
The Annual Survey of Refugees (ASR) is a scientific study that collects information about how recently resettled refugees are adapting to life in the U.S. It is funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement and is being conducted by the Urban Institute and SSRS. This blog post includes information you need to know if your clients are selected for the survey and why the ASR is important.

Blog Post: What Can You Expect from Switchboard in the New Year? Findings from our External Evaluation and Needs Assessment

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 17, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Using Data and Evidence
As a Switchboard team, we’re always interested in learning more about how we’re doing, how we can improve, and which topics are on refugee service providers’ minds. This is why we worked with an external evaluator to look back at our work from the previous year to reflect on our project and identify how we could improve. We also conducted a needs assessment to hear from you and inform our priorities for the coming year. Thank you to all who participated! We would like to share some of the main findings with you.

Archived Webinar: Introducing the Switchboard Evidence Database

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 18, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research
Hosted on September 18, 2020, this webinar was facilitated by Miriam Potocky, Senior Research Associate at the International Rescue Committee and Professor of Social Work at Florida International University.  Refugee resettlement program staff and administrators need evidence on the interventions and program strategies shown to help their clients thrive in their new lives. We invite …

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Evidence Summary: What works to improve mental health of refugee children and adults?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 22, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Using Data and Evidence
This evidence summary aims to identify effective strategies for improving mental health among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What interventions are effective in preventing and/or treating mental health conditions among refugees? What mental health interventions lack adequate …

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Tool or Template: Gender Equality in Program Design Checklist

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
This tool provides guidance to project designers and proposal writers on how to meaningfully include gender equality during the design phase of a project. For more information on gender in project design and gender analysis, see Switchboard’s Gender Equality in Service Programs Continuum; Information Guide: Improving Gender Equality through Basic Gender Analysis; Gender Analysis Project …

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Guide: Improving Gender Equality through Basic Gender Analysis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
Gender analysis gathers critical information on the lived experiences and unique needs of clients of all genders. It helps staff to understand risks to safety and access, particularly for women and girls, and to develop strategies to mitigate these risks. This information guide describes what a basic gender analysis is, its core concepts, and provides …

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Tool or Template: Basic Gender Analysis Workplan Template

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
This template is meant to help with planning for conducting a gender analysis by outlining dates by which to complete certain tasks, individuals responsible, and resources needed. For more information on gender in project design and gender analysis, see Switchboard’s Gender Equality in Service Programs Continuum; Information Guide: Improving Gender Equality through Basic Gender Analysis; …

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Tool or Template: Gender Equality in Service Programs Continuum

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
This tool describes the continuum of gender equality in service programs from Gender-Exploitative Programs, to Gender-Neutral/Gender-Blind Programs, to Gender-Sensitive Programs, to Gender-Transformative Programs.

Tool or Template: Gender Analysis Project Risk Matrix

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
This tool is designed to support you in the systematic analysis of each response to each question asked in your gender analysis focus group discussions and/or key informant interviews. You can click on the Completed Example sheet to view an example of a completed matrix. To complete a gender analysis project risk matrix, first determine …

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Guide: Introduction to Program Design: Developing Your Theory of Change

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
A logic model is a graphic representation that defines all the building blocks required to bring about a given long-term goal. A theory of change (ToC) is a type of logic model that provides a visual representation of the change process, usually using arrows. Developing one can help your team: make sure that the logic …

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