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Data Quality in Case Management

This episode of the META Podcast discusses data quality in case management programs for resettled refugees. Hear common challenges and tips for improvement from Abigail

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To deliver data-driven, evidence-based programs for refugees, we need to ask the right questions and gather the right information. Data collection methods not only determine whether we can gather the information we need, but also influence data quality, affect the conclusions we’re able to draw, and have budget implications. META’s 5 Steps for Choosing Data Collection Methods walks […]

This 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 joined […]

Watch an animated excerpt of the META Podcast on data quality in refugee case management programs! Learn about common challenges and hear helpful tips for data quality improvement from Abigail Clarke-Sayer and Prospero Herrera of the IRC as well as Jennifer Malloy of the Washington State Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance.

Developing and following SOPs can help make data quality assurance part of your culture and routine practices. SOPs can improve your data not just through having a consistent framework for resolving problems that may arise, but also by building staff confidence and dedication to quality data. This document provides sample SOPs in the context of a case […]

This webinar offered four practical strategies for improving data quality in refugee case management programs. Data experts from the IRC and Church World Service discussed why data quality is so important, demonstrated time-saving tips and tricks in Excel, and shared the real-world implications of quality data. META was joined by Mia Witte, Associate Director for […]

We all collect a range of data for our refugee case management programs. We use data to determine and document client eligibility, to ensure the quality and timeliness of services, to track program progress and outcomes, and to inform decision making.  These resources will help you ensure that the data collected as part of case management is […]

This module reviews common M&E terminology and provides an introduction to a key M&E tool, the logic model. This module is also available in Arabic, courtesy of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, at NonprofitReady.org. Click here to access the module in Arabic. After completing this module, you will be able to: Describe logic models and their importance […]

This episode of the META Podcast discusses data quality in case management programs for resettled refugees. Hear common challenges and tips for improvement from Abigail Clarke-Sayer and Prospero Herrera of the IRC as well as Jennifer Malloy of the Washington State Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance.

This series of webinars taught 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! To build your own […]

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, […]