Resources

Webinar – Program M&E: A Path Towards Program Improvement and Better Outcomes for Refugee Clients
April 21, 2016

In this webinar, originally hosted on March 14, 2016, we discuss the role that monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can play in achieving improved outcomes for refugee clients. Jaime Costigan, M&E Technical Adviser, first provides strategies for changing organizational culture around M&E, after which we hear practical examples from Erica Bouris, Deputy Director for Programs in […] Read more...

E-learning Module – Developing Logframes
October 3, 2017

This 20-minute module explains a key element of program design, monitoring and evaluation: the logical framework or logframe. After completing this module, you will understand what logframes are; know why they are important for strong program design, monitoring and evaluation; and be able to develop a logframe.   This module continues META’s series of introductory […] Read more...

Webinar – Effective Presentation of Data for Reports, Winning Proposals and Outreach
August 15, 2016

For this webinar, we were joined by an internationally recognized data visualization expert who brings a research-based approach to improving the communication of data through more effective graphs, slides, and reports. The training was tailored to the needs of refugee service providers, drawing on data examples from programs serving refugees and other populations of concern […] Read more...

Obtaining Informed Consent: Tip Sheet and Sample Consent Form
May 11, 2018

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 […] Read more...

E-Learning Module – Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
April 4, 2017

META has released its first interactive e-learning module: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation! This quick, 20-minute module reviews common M&E terminology and provides an introduction to a key M&E tool, the logic model. After completing this module, you will receive a certificate. Visit META’s e-learning portal to take this module! You will need to create an account if you […] Read more...

Webinar – Project Design: Providing a Foundation for Good M&E
May 24, 2016

Effective monitoring and evaluation begins with project design. During this webinar, held on May 20, 2016, M&E Technical Advisor Jaime Costigan proposes two M&E standards for refugee service providers to consider during project design. Kasia Kedzia, Director of Evaluation at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), then presents practical examples of how M&E is integrated into […] Read more...

5 Steps for Using Data to Tell Program Stories
December 8, 2017

Often, we talk about monitoring, evaluation and reporting as activities we do for donors. Consider reframing the discussion: data collected through monitoring and evaluation answers questions that enable us to tell factual stories about our programs, in order to facilitate decision-making and action. These five steps will help you get started in thinking and talking […] Read more...

Webinar Series – Learn to Easily and Accurately Collect Data with CommCare Mobile Technology
September 26, 2016

This series of webinars, hosted in September 2016, teach attendees to use mobile phones or tablets equipped with the platform CommCare to more easily and accurately capture client data. View this series of recordings to walk through this process of creating your own application for use in your programs! For more on CommCare, watch this one-minute video! […] Read more...

Budgeting for Research and Evaluation: Tipsheet & Checklist and T&E Calculator
May 11, 2018

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. META’s Budgeting for Research/Evaluation Tipsheet & Checklist can be used to develop an appropriate budget for research and evaluation projects. The Research/Evaluation […] Read more...

Podcast – Two Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Data Collection in Refugee Programs
May 8, 2017

On this episode of the META Podcast, we learn two new ways mobile data collection can support programs for refugees in the U.S. Hear from Rachel Factor of Refugee Services of Texas about Refugee Mobile, a project that gives clients smartphone technology and collects data through text message. Abigail Clarke-Sayer of the IRC also shares […] Read more...