Data driven and Evidence Based Program Cycle

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Diagram: The Data-Driven & Evidence-Based Program Cycle

In designing programs to respond to the needs of refugees in the U.S, service providers have the opportunity to improve program 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 where existing evidence has been used to inform the theory of change and implementation. This resource summarizes the steps that should be taken throughout the program cycle to ensure programs are both data-driven and evidence-based. For more information, see META’s 7 Tips for Planning Data-Driven, Evidence-Based Programs.