Resources

From Learning to Action
June 14, 2017

Watch this video to learn META’s answer to the American Evaluation Association’s question “What does ‘from learning to action’ mean to you?” Questions? Comments? Email us at META@Rescue.org! 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...

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. Take the module by following two easy steps: 1) Create an account at NonprofitReady.org, META’s partner in hosting this module. 2) Click here to access Introduction to […] 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...

Podcast – Monitoring & Evaluation for Economic Empowerment Programs
July 20, 2016

On this first episode of the META Podcast, we hear from experts in economic empowerment programs for refugees. Kate Nelson from Jannus and Kasra Movahedi and Jon Vosper from IRC share tips for improving M&E in economic programs. For future episodes, be sure to subscribe to the META podcast feed by searching “META Monitoring” on iTunes, or by finding us on […] Read more...

5 Tips for M&E Culture Change

Creating an organizational culture committed to monitoring and evaluation is a common challenge. This tip sheet gives five action steps you can take to make M&E a priority at your organization, get buy-in from staff and leaders, and ensure that the phrase “monitoring and evaluation” elicits fewer sighs and more enthusiasm at your next team […] Read more...

Organizational M&E Standards and Capacity Assessment

Program data can help us make informed decisions about the services we deliver to refugee clients in the U.S. But if we want to use it effectively, data need to be of good quality. And processes need to be in place that allow us to regularly analyze and act upon it. This ensures that we […] Read more...

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...

Monitoring and Evaluation Glossary
February 20, 2016

A lot of terminology can be associated with monitoring and evaluation, and 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 exactly […] Read more...