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Tool or Template: Preparing for Data Analysis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 2, 2021
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Quality, Using Data and Evidence
This tool provides guidance for preparing your data for analysis; a process also known as “data cleaning.” It contains a spreadsheet and accompanying instructional document that walk through this process of preparing data for analysis step by step using a sample data set.

Guide: Using Participatory Methods for More Inclusive Project Design and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 31, 2021
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
This guide discusses the participation continuum; how to support successful participatory engagement; specific methods and when to use them; and resources for learning more about the power, potential, and practical side of participatory methods.

Archived Webinar: Designing and Implementing Equitable and Inclusive Surveys

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 26, 2021
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality
Hosted on August 26, 2021, this training was delivered by Floor de Ruijter, Senior Program Officer for M&E, Switchboard; and Lila Suboh, Senior Program Officer for Measurement, IRC.  Do you know how to design surveys that are both inclusive and effective? Do you want to build your knowledge of client-responsive monitoring and evaluation (M&E)? This …

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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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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: Monitoring and Evaluation Glossary

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 27, 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
A lot of terminology can be associated with monitoring and evaluation, and vocabulary definitions can vary widely. Some terms seem to have overlapping definitions–for instance, in the different ways logic models, theories of change and logical frameworks (logframes) can be defined. You can use this glossary to clear up confusion and be sure you understand …

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Blog Post: 7 Tips for Supporting Staff Through a Database Transition

Author(s): META
Date: September 10, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Data Quality, 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. Transitioning to a new database can be a challenging process! While we know that every organization has staff with differing capacities and system roles, here are some general practices to …

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Video: Quick Tips on Data Quality – Animated Excerpt from the META Podcast

Author(s): META
Date: December 26, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Quality
Watch an animated excerpt of the META Podcast on data quality in refugee case management programs! Learn about common challenges and hear helpful tips for data quality improvement from Abigail Clarke-Sayer and Prospero Herrera of the IRC as well as Jennifer Malloy of the Washington State Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance.

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

Author(s): 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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Archived Webinar: How to Ensure Data Quality in Case Management: 4 Practical Strategies

Author(s): META
Date: November 17, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Data Quality
This webinar offered four practical strategies for improving data quality in refugee case management programs. Data experts from the IRC and Church World Service discussed why data quality is so important, demonstrated time-saving tips and tricks in Excel, and shared the real-world implications of quality data. META was joined by Mia Witte, Associate Director for …

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