Resources

Monitoring and Evaluation Glossary
February 20, 2016

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 […] Read more...

M&E Plan Template
May 30, 2017

M&E plans are intended to guide monitoring and evaluation processes throughout the life of a project or funding period.  But what are the components of a strong M&E plan? META’s Plan Template makes them easy to learn by walking step-by-step through a sample refugee program. M&E Plans are intended to strengthen M&E, and ultimately programming and outcomes for clients, […] Read more...

About META Video
February 9, 2017

Watch this short video to learn more about META and the services we provide! Email META@Rescue.org to get one-on-one technical assistance. Read more...

E-learning Module – Developing Theories of Change
August 18, 2017

This 20-minute module explains a key element of program design, monitoring and evaluation: developing strong theories of change. After completing this module, you will understand what theories of change are, why they are important for strong program design, and how to create a theory of change with your team. Visit META’s e-learning portal to take […] Read more...

Templates for Illustrating your Project’s Theory of Change and Logical Framework
July 25, 2016

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, […] Read more...

ORR Annual Report to Congress – FY15
February 13, 2017

The Office of Refugee Resettlement recently released its FY15 Annual Report to Congress. As described on ORR’s website, the report “demonstrates the ways that ORR continues to identify innovative service delivery methods, apply effective monitoring approaches, and track trends to make data-driven decisions […].” It also reflects the agency’s continued focus on data quality: “ORR […] Read more...

META Needs Assessment Report
April 20, 2016

Curious about how other refugee service providers feel about monitoring and evaluation? To assess the M&E capacity building needs and preferences of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded organizations in the U.S., the META project team distributed a survey to 90 ORR funding recipients on March 7, 2016. The survey was intended to determine current M&E […] Read more...

Podcast – Financial Capability for Refugees: Promising Practices for Upward Economic Mobility
September 15, 2017

What are the early financial experiences of New Americans? What promising practices may help accelerate their path to economic integration in the U.S.? For this podcast, META was joined by Kasra Movahedi of the International Rescue Committee to discuss a recent IRC study on financial capability programs, drawing on data from more than 2,400 refugee […] Read more...

Find Data on Refugees in the U.S. through the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
July 26, 2016

In the community of refugee service providers, partners and donors, there is increasing desire to move towards evidence-based programming. For instance, data-driven decision-making is one of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s six guiding principles. But it can be hard to find the data and research most relevant to refugees in the U.S. One useful source […] Read more...

Webinar – Methods Matter: 4 Questions to Consider When Choosing Data Collection Methods
February 17, 2017

This February 2017 webinar discussed why methods matter and how to choose the right data collection methods. Watch the recording to learn four questions to ask yourself when choosing methods for your programs. You’ll also learn the basics of when and when not to use common methods like interviews, focus groups, observation and surveys. META was […] Read more...