Kimetrica’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector. We provide software, research, survey, and modelling and impact simulation services for evidence-based decision making and learning. We work with governments and non-profit organisations to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor or taxpayer confidence.
Kimetrica is a social enterprise where we care more about the impact of our work than about corporate profitability. We only hire highly-committed and motivated people who share the same ethos and passion for the work we do.
We are passionate about our work. While we work in different disciplines, we have a common hunger for innovation and discovery. We strive for efficiency in all that we do, practicing what we preach. Continuous learning is part of our culture. Our personal and corporate commitment is to quality and integrity. We work hard, but always make time for family, friends, and fun.
Working for governments and international aid agencies, we had seen large budgets being spent on tackling global challenges and responding to disasters. But major decisions were being made based on gut feeling or political expedience rather than hard evidence. We wanted to do things differently.
From an office in Nairobi, Kenya, a small team started experimenting with new software and research methods for ensuring that hard evidence was delivered to decision-makers in a meaningful format. We built prototype tools for measuring impact and performance and for managing disasters. These tools have been continuously refined since then, adapting to new thinking, technological change, and the evolving needs of our clients.
Now we are an international team of over 50. Many are of us are still based in East Africa, all of our systems are web-based, designed to work from anywhere. Currently, our staff are based in Kenya, Ethiopia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Eygpt, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Somalia, South Sudan and dotted around the United States. Our unique geographical spread allows us to test technologies and approaches in the toughest conditions and across different cultures.
Despite rapid growth and radical technological transformations, we are still true to our original mission and values. We remain intolerant of waste and inefficiency and zealous about increasing the impact of social spending. We are still constantly experimenting with new approaches, and learning lessons from scientific research and commercial practices that can be applied to public sector and non-profit management.
"Kimetrica's work, helping to promote the use of new micro-data management tools and data dissemination methods among National Bureau's of Statistics, helped to further our work in NBS capacity development."
- University of Michigan
"I can't recommend Kimetrica's M&E software enough. It has has saved a lot of time and effort"
As CEO, Ben provides overall leadership and oversees Kimetrica’s technical services, ensuring that we provide World Class research, technology, advisory and training. Ben has a long history of managing complex emergencies and development initiatives.
For most of his career, Ben has been at the forefront of the use of information and communications technology for faster information collection and real time decision making. His work has been instrumental in the development of a range of web-based applications from demographic analysis to performance management that are transforming the way the non-profit sector manages humanitarian and development projects. Ben has a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University.
Rob manages Kimetrica’s operations, including finance, human resources and business development departments. He works closely with our clients, partners and technical teams ensuring that our clients receive high quality deliverables at a reasonable cost.
Rob has worked in the humanitarian and development sectors his entire career. Before joining Kimetrica, he worked for over 10 years for USAID FEWS NET, managing and setting up early warning offices from Somalia to South Sudan to Rwanda and Afghanistan. He has managed emergency food programs for USAID, NGOs and the UN and was instrumental in establishing humanitarian supply corridors in Rwanda, South Sudan and Somalia during extreme crises. Rob is a graduate from the University of Colorado with a degree in Geography.
As Kimetrica's Chief Software Architect, Roger manages ICT and software development teams focused on transforming concepts for new technologies into web-based decision support tools. These tools are allowing our clients to manage projects and make decisions in ways that have never been possible.
Roger has over 20 years of experience developing software products for the private, public and non-profit sectors. His experience ranges from designing enterprise resource planning software through to decision support tools for the United Nations and USAID. The software products Roger has developed are used by frontline staff working in war zones and by government and UN decision-makers charged with analyzing humanitarian problems and making funding decisions for response actions. Roger has a degree from Oxford University in Mathematics.
Anita is the Managing Director of the Kimetrica Kenya office. In addition to overseeing operations, client relations and staff welfare, Anita manages specific technical projects.
She has strong development and humanitarian experience and has worked internationally for the past 15 years with the United Nations, International NGOs and the UK Department for International Development.
Mehari is an expert in monitoring and evaluation and population-based survey design and management. He is responsible for managing Kimetrica’s surveys in Africa. As a demographer with a long history of managing national surveys, Mehari provides our clients with in-depth knowledge and skills on all facets of survey management, from sample design to enumerator training to quality control.
In addition to managing large population-based surveys, Mehari provides technical support in monitoring humanitarian conditions in some of the world’s most challenging environments. His work in this area includes training monitors in qualitative and quantitative data collection, the use of communications technology, such as satellite telephones, for data transmission, and the implementation of security protocols to ensure field staff safety.
Asegid is a Senior Software Project Manager and the Managing Director of Kimetrica’s Ethiopia office. Asegid and his team provide M&E software system design, customization, training and support services to clients.
He has over 20 years experience working with the United Nations in the areas of IT systems support, software development, and software team leadership using Agile software development methodologies. Asegid has a degree in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University and a Master's degree in Software Engineering from Westminster University.
Eric heads up Kimetrica’s Data Lab, pioneering new methods in machine learning, big data and data mining, advanced geo-spatial analysis and micro simulation. With a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Masters' degrees in both Earth and Planetary Sciences and Aerospace Engineering, Eric's work has spanned a variety of fields.
He has conducted computational fluid dynamics simulations for wind turbine generators, developed algorithms for active solar tracking instrumentation, and researched trends of trace atmospheric gases in the Arctic.
As Director of Research, Matt is responsible for the overall strategic and tactical management of Kimetrica's Evaluation and Survey Management Services. This includes both technical leadership and capacity building as well as the design and coordination of strategies for growth, impact, efficiency and excellence. He is particularly focused on clear client communications, and delivering precise, evidence-rich deliverables for clients that maximize their utility for stakeholders.
Prior to Kimetrica, Matt was an independent evaluator on projects from India and Cambodia to Mozambique and Guatemala. He consulted on projects for the World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and World Vision among others. He has also published in scholarly journals including World Development and instructed university courses on the politics of development,international political economy, human development in Latin America and the Sustainable Development Goals. Matt obtained a PhD in International Political Economy and Comparative Politics form the University of Denver, and an MSc in Resource and Applied Economics form the University of Alaska.