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Using empirical evidence to inform project design can help practitioners in the refugee resettlement space maximize our projects’ benefits, while minimizing unintended harm. This webinar will cover how to use evidence to inform project design, in addition to some key M&E-related terms. Participants will also learn about two important logic models: theories of change and […]

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As resettlement service providers, we’re quick to notice when something is working well and when it isn’t. That’s because a key priority is serving clients as smoothly as possible. However, when faced with the challenge of gauging the effectiveness of a program, advocating for funding, or implementing a new intervention, discovering what works best takes […]

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Many resettlement agencies want to design and deliver more evidence-based services, but providers often struggle with putting available evidence into action. Guidance from the field of implementation science can help address this challenge. This blog post defines implementation science, it includes tips for how to get started, and a case study from the Kentucky Office of Refugees (KOR).

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In recent years, more and more refugee service providers have begun using evidence to inform their work. Evidence-based practices are easier to find due to increases in research, open-access publications, evidence summaries, and training. However, service providers may struggle with putting the available evidence into action. This is where implementation science can provide guidance. This […]

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This tool provides guidance for preparing your data for analysis; a process also known as “data cleaning.” It contains a spreadsheet and accompanying instructional document that walk through this process of preparing data for analysis step by step using a sample data set.

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This guide discusses the participation continuum; how to support successful participatory engagement; specific methods and when to use them; and resources for learning more about the power, potential, and practical side of participatory methods.

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Wondering whether your program data has potential for community engagement? Unsure of how statistics can capture an audience’s interest? A recent Switchboard blog post provided suggestions for using data to tell a story, and today we’re diving deeper into one interesting method: infographics.

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Many of us don’t think about how we might communicate out our project data until the reporting stage, when we are required to look back on data and summarize it for a reader. Or conversely, given the vast extent of data many projects collect, we might be tempted to flood our communications materials with facts and figures.

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This blog post accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs. What challenges do states face in tracking Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) program outcomes? States face a number of […]

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This webinar was presented by Molly M. Scott of the Center for Income and Benefits at The Urban Institute and featured guest speakers Kit Taintor and Derek Maxfield.