Our Projects

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Project M&E Support - Scaling Seeds and Technologies in Africa

    Kimetrica developed a partnership database for A Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership. The purpose of the database was to significantly ease the collation, management, analysis, dissemination and archiving of data from the target countries (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique and Senegal), using a mix of both online and offline applications. In addition, Kimetrica provided an efficient platform for carrying out surveys with simple to use tools, like tablets and smartphones, to integrate with offline and online applications.

  • Year 2013

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Consultancy to Design a System to Scale-Up the National Safety Net Program (SSNSNP)

    The objective of the consultancy was to design and test a system to scale-up the National Safety Net Program (NSNP) and contingecy fund, using the framework of the Kenya National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The aim was for the NSNP to have a scale-up (and down) process triggered by early warning indicators and corroborated by a rapid, independent and robust needs assessment process. The process would ultimately trigger contingency fund release for immediate transfer. The consultancy included a review and recommendations for a revised National Early Warning System. The work included assessing the existing Early Warning System (EWS), including the indicators and phased classification system; identify a set of indicators that would be used to trigger the necessary preliminary steps for scaling up coverage, such as targeting and registration, public information campaigns, and planning and sampling of the assessment process. The work also involved refining early warning data summary and phase classification within the NDMA. In addition, the Kimetrica team developed a framework for the expansion of contingency planning that used tools to ensure that district/county level decision-making processes were formalized and fully integrated with the EWS and assessment triggers. The web-based software tool Kimetrica developed called Crisis Toolkit™ helps managers monitor triggers and develop response options and budgets.

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Mid-Term Evaluation for School Meals Programme

    Kimetrica conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Kenya School Meals Programme for accountability and to strengthen the program. The evaluation focused on the quality of implementation with an eye on generating recommendations to enhance the program. Kimetrica assessed program performance for 29 indicators, concentrating on partnership effectiveness and implementation arrangements. Kimetrica identified both internal and external factors that affected results.

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Agriculture Pillar

    Kimetrica developed a monitoring and evaluation system (M&E) for the Equity Group Foundation’s Agriculture Pillar by customizing Kimetrica's ki-projectsTM M&E software system, which improved the Foundation's learning, decision making and management. The system was designed to strengthen the Pillar’s accountability, improve public and donor trust, and enable greater stakeholder participation at the Foundation.

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Feed the Future Zone of Influence Monitoring Survey

    To measure the progress of the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Feed the Future initiative in northern Kenya, Kimetrica carried out a 2,970-household survey among pastoral and agro-pastoral households. The population-based survey gathered information focusing on agriculture, food security, food consumption, nutrition, women’s empowerment and the well-being of households. Using tablets, Kimetrica’s field teams were able to upload data in near-real time. This allowed for a data quality assessment of the compiled information before enumeration teams moved to the next survey area, saving significant time and money. USAID used the survey results and report to measure the impact of its initiative on household resilience.

  • Year 2014

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    East Africa Dairy Development Program: Baseline Survey

    The East Africa Dairy Development programme (EADD) targeted 136,00 smallholder farms and 400,000 secondary beneficiaries. The project aimed to transform the lives of resource-poor farming families by improving their access to a wealth-creating, robust dairy value chain that would benefit all industry stakeholders. Kimetrica’s research team developed a monitoring, learning and evaluation framework. In order to anchor the framework, Kimetrica also undertook a baseline survey, which provided the key data the project needed to measure outcomes and impacts at mid-term and end-line.

  • Year 2013-2018

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Field Support

    Kimetrica provided cutting-edge technical field support to the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), one of United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) longest running and most successful research activities. Kimetrica’s research team helped DHS move from paper data collection to computer and smartphone based data collection, using a mobile version of the Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) management tool. This shift improved survey data accuracy, and markedly shortened the time between field data collection and results dissemination. In addition, Kimetrica’s trainers helped to build a cadre of local survey experts to manage DHS’s complex demographics and health surveys; Innovative Development Strategies (IDS) indicator surveys; malaria indicator surveys; and service provision assessment surveys. Kimetrica’s work helped shift the bulk of DHS work from international consultants to local experts and advance the objectives of USAID Forward.

  • Year 2013

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Design of a Model for Scalable Nutrition Responses in Kenya

    The primary objective of the consultancy was to develop a practical set of guidelines, tools, procedures and protocols that could be implemented to ensure that Kenyan institutions could respond effectively and efficiently to fluctuating malnutrition rates and needs for clinical services for the integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM). The project focused on the IMAM package; the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programs (BSFP); and drought and price/market related shocks. The consultancy resulted in two main deliverables: (1) Guidelines on Scalability that included a comprehensive set of procedures and explanations on how to achieve scalability. The guidelines were organized by process and ensured that at each decision-making level (national, county, district and clinic) there was a clear set of procedures for the different institutions involved; and (2) Scalability Financing and Cost Model, which provided indicative costs of scalable interventions under different scenarios. The model was used to calculate the amount of funding needed, replenishment rates, and the optimal buffer stock of Plumpy’nut and other key supplies.

  • Year 2013-2014

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Evaluation of Emergency Cash Transfer Services

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Emergency Cash Transfer program, designated to mitigate the devastating impacts of drought on the most vulnerable populations in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya, contracted Kimetrica to assess its overall effectiveness. Kimetrica collected and analysed both qualitative and quantitative data, providing lessons learned, along with highly-informed recommendations to help UNICEF strengthen future cash transfer activities and better align the program with the Kenya National Social Protection Policy.

  • Year 2012-2014

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG)

    REGAL-AG is part of the US Government’s Feed the Future (FTF) initiative in Kenya.  The project took place in Garissa and Marsabit Districts, and facilitated change of operational practices among pastoralists, processors, traders, and transporters along the livestock value chain in order to improve incomes and stimulate growth.  The project’s objectives were to improve livestock value chain development; improve livestock productivity and links to markets; and expand livestock services and livestock-related economic activities for both men and women.  Kimetrica bolstered the project through the provision of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, management, training, and support.  Using Kimetrica’s commercial M&E software, ki-projectsTM, the project’s M&E staff collected performance data remotely, using handheld computer devices, as well as through traditional survey approaches.  A baseline survey, measuring project baseline indicators related to project outcomes, provided a statistically significant foundation for reporting results, allowing project managers to fine tune project implementation based on a continuous evaluation of project results at different levels of implementation.