Resources

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...

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...

7 Tips for Developing Data-Driven, Evidence-Based Programs
June 12, 2017

In designing programs to respond to the needs of refugees in the U.S., service providers have the opportunity to improve program planning processes and take steps towards becoming more data-driven and evidence-based. Data-driven programs are those where data shapes program design and informs decision making during the life of the program. Evidence-based programs are those […] Read more...

Webinar – Short-to Long-Term Economic Integration for Refugee Employment: Using Theories of Change to Design a Job Upgrade Program
July 13, 2017

This July 2017 webinar discussed steps you can take to develop new, evidence-based, data-driven programs that meet the longer-term employment goals of refugee clients. Watch the recording to learn about current opportunities to address clients’ short-term and longer-term employment goals, to learn how to use a theory of change to thoughtfully evolve your employment programs, […] 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...

Podcast – Why We Should Integrate Gender into our M&E Systems
March 8, 2018

Why should we integrate gender into our M&E systems, and how can we get started? Priya Alvarez, Evaluation Specialist at UN Women,  joined META for this podcast, released on International Women’s Day 2018! Listen now to find out why it’s important to put in place gender-integrated M&E systems and to learn concrete steps for integrating […] Read more...

Webinar – How to Design and Measure a Successful Career Advancement Program
June 27, 2018

Originally held on 6/26/18, this webinar was offered in collaboration with Higher Advantage (LIRS) and included a guest speaker from USCRI of North Carolina. Learn more about Higher at www.HigherAdvantage.org and about USCRI at www.refugees.org. After viewing this webinar recording, you will be able to: Name the key outcomes and activities of a successful career […] Read more...

Developing Theories of Change: 7 Steps and a META Case Study
July 25, 2016

A theory of change diagram is a type of logic model that explicitly illustrates the causal pathways between activities, outputs, outcomes, and objectives.  Illustrating your project’s theory of change can help you clearly articulate what you want to achieve and how you will do it.  META’s 7 Steps for Developing Theories of Change and Strong Proposals […] 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...

Using Logic Models to Improve Project Design and M&E: 8 Tips and a META Case Study
July 25, 2016

You might be accustomed to attaching logic models to your donor proposals, but do you also use them as project design tools? META’s 8 Tips for Using Logic Models provides an overview of logic models, clarifying the purpose of and relationship between two important types of logic models: theories of change and logical frameworks, or logframes. […] Read more...