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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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Archived Webinar: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the Field on Using Data to Improve Refugee Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 26, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Evaluation and Research, Using Data and Evidence
This webinar was presented by Molly M. Scott of the Center for Income and Benefits at The Urban Institute and featured guest speakers Kit Taintor and Derek Maxfield.

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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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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Tool or Template: Research/Evaluation After-Action Review Meeting Template

Author(s): META
Date: July 2, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Evaluation and Research
A research/evaluation after-action learning review is a process of reflection (via meeting, workshop, or other form of consultation) at the end of a research and evaluation project. It differs from workshops or other events used to discuss and disseminate findings in that its goal is to reflect not on the program or policy studied, but …

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Tool or Template: Sample Informed Consent Form

Author(s): 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): 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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Tip Sheet: 5 Questions for Obtaining Meaningful Informed Consent

Author(s): 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): 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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Tool or Template: Research/Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities Mapping Template

Author(s): 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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