Here’s a webinar that offers state refugee coordinators an opportunity to effectively use data to measure and improve refugee services. Offered by Switchboard, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee and the Urban Institute, the webinar will offer examples and lessons learned from states leveraging existing reporting data and building new client-centered databases.
The free webinar discussion, set for 11 am, Thursday, Sept. 26, is linked to a recent Switchboard-generated toolkit that takes into account the challenges and constraints related to refugee-client data collection, analysis, and use. Reporting requirements to federal agencies such as the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the toolkit authors note, can be challenging given complex and fragmented data systems, limited staff time and capacity, and evolving reporting requirements.
After attending this 60-minute webinar, you will be able to:
- Leverage existing data to answer research questions and inform program management;
- Recognize the challenges of building and using an integrated client database;
- Use proven strategies to avoid common pitfalls; and
- Identify other innovative data collection opportunities.
This session is facilitated by Molly M. Scott, Principal Research Associate, Center for Income and Benefits at The Urban Institute; and other speakers to be determined.