Our Projects

  • Year 2018-2019

    Country South Sudan

    Client

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    World Modelers

    Using South Sudan as a case study, Kimetrica is developing parameterized quantitative models to generate key output variables for population, conflict, household economics, water, markets, health, and humanitarian operational response that impact food security. These models will serve as inputs into an iterative process of developing scenario-based decision-support tools, which will, over the course of this research, evolve into a Web-based interactive tool. It will allow decision makers to construct plausible scenarios - spatially and temporally defined by the user - and experience how a range of response options may mitigate food insecurity.

  • Year 2014-2019

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security and Humanitarian Monitoring

    Kimetrica is conducting food security monitoring in some of the world’s most vulnerable locations. Working in highly insecure environments, Kimetrica’s field based researchers and data collection teams are collecting primary data from panel surveys of households, markets and health centers. Using tablets and satellite telephones, Kimetrica staff are providing decision makers with near real time information on humanitarian conditions, food availability and population movements.  Our cutting edge methodological approach is collecting detailed information, allowing decision makers to better understand humanitarian conditions and design programmes to respond to immediate needs.  

  • Year 2009-2011

    Country Botswana Ethiopia France Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda Sierra Leonne South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    International Household Survey Network Data Clinics

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides support to national governments in survey design, data management and data analysis. As part of this effort, Kimetrica provided technical assistance to government statistics offices through capacity development in conducting national surveys, managing data, data analysis and dissemination. Kimetrica's technical trainers provided regional and national level training to over 20 countries in Africa and Asia on comprehensive micro-data evaluation, data processing systems, survey methods, analysis, indicator selection and public dissemination policy. The project increased the ability of national statistics bureaus to manage national surveys, process data and use data for policy and economic development decision-making.

  • Year 2009

    Country Burkina Faso Burundi Ethiopia Ivory Coast Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mali Mozambique Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Switzerland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Increasing Smallholder Production through Structured Demand in TB, HIV/AIDS Treatment and OVC Programmes: Feasibility and Impact Analysis

    With the significant expansion of HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC programmes in Africa, there is both an urgent need to meet the demand for expanding programmes and, at the same time, address the increased food security and nutritional needs of programme clients. Under a contract with UNAIDS, Kimetrica conducted a study on the feasibility and potential impact on smallholder incomes of market opportunities for supplying food to support antiretroviral therapy (ART) and Tuberculosis (TB) treatment programmes and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) services in Africa. Kimetrica conducted case studies in six African countries to gain insight and practical knowledge of the potential benefits, costs, risks and constraints of investing in smallholder supply chains for donor-funded health and social protection programmes. In addition, Kimetrica's staff mapped potential partners in 20 African countries, ranging from NGOs to farmer groups to health facilities that can manage procurement of food between small farmers and social protection programmes. The study’s findings were used to develop programmes to support smallholder production and to provide nutritional support to HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC beneficiaries.

  • Year 2008

    Country DRC Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Great Lakes Cassava Initiative in East and Central Africa: Baseline Survey and Supply Chain Management Tools

    To better target project inputs and measure impact, Kimetrica's survey staff conducted a baseline survey of over 9,000 households and hundreds of communities in six East and Central African countries, including war-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The data collected established baseline measures on cassava yields and utilisation patterns, targeting methods, yield impacts of cassava mosaic disease and overall impact on food security. In addition to the baseline survey, Kimetrica developed a supply chain management system to help the FAO better manage the distribution of cassava mosaic disease-tolerant material to farmers in East and Central Africa.

  • Year 2008

    Country Angola Botswana Ethiopia Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Rwanda South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Microdata Management Toolkit Training

    The Microdata Management Toolkit developed by the World Bank Data Group for the International Household Survey Network aims to promote the adoption of international standards and best practices for microdata documentation, dissemination and preservation. Kimetrica conducted hands-on microdata management training for the National Bureaus of Statistics in 15 African countries. In Sri Lanka, Kimetrica trained national staff in improved methods for data capture, documentation, data storage and dissemination of microdata and metadata related to national surveys, such as household and expenditure surveys, population census and health surveys. The training included an introduction to the OECD's Microdata Management Toolkit, an easy-to-use system for survey data management.  

  • Year 2008

    Country Burundi DRC Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System; Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

    The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative (GLCI) was implemented to strengthen the capacity of local partners in preparing for and responding to the present cassava mosaic disease and emerging cassava brown streak disease pandemics that threaten food security and incomes of cassava dependent farm families in six Great Lake countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project linked with existing breeding programmes, farmer evaluations of new varieties and integrated crop management options to train 3,000 farmer groups in improved farming techniques to increase crop yields. In support of the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, Kimetrica's survey team conducted surveys of over 9,000 households in six countries to establish a monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative. To facilitate M&E across multiple countries, Kimetrica's software team established a web-based system, allowing for the fast collection of time-sensitive data at the farmer level. Combined with data collection tools to help track the spread and mitigation of cassava mosaic across the project area, the M&E system provided CRS and its partners with a near real-time M&E system for project management and impact measurement.

  • Year 2007

    Country DRC Kenya South Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Technical Assistance in Agricultural Relief Programming

    Populations in East Africa face multiple hazards, such as droughts, floods, conflicts, crop and livestock diseases, and unstable market conditions. These hazards often result in crises which are exacerbated by the region’s characteristically high rates of food insecurity. The FAO’s emergency response efforts often focus on the provision of seeds and tools as mitigating inputs to food insecurity. To help FAO better address and target emergency needs in East Africa, Kimetrica’s food security team developed specialised strategies to strengthen agriculture relief activities. Focusing on East and Central Africa, the services included developing strategic plans and funding proposals. Strategies for the expansion of cassava and sweet potato production were developed for South Sudan and the Great Lakes Region. In addition, contingency plans were established and integrated in the FAO regional advisors' disaster management programme.

  • Year 2007

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Tackling Food Insecurity in Kenya: A Report to the United Nation’s Horn of Africa Initiatives

    The Horn of Africa is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. In 2007, more than 40 percent of the region’s population were undernourished, and in Eritrea and Somalia, the proportion was as high as 70 percent. As part of the World Food Programme’s contribution to the United Nation’s strategy for addressing food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, Kimetrica conducted an analysis of factors affecting food insecurity in the region, with particular emphasis placed on response mechanisms and processes undertaken by UN organisations. The study was based on consultations with over 30 individuals and organisations and a review of policy and project documentation. Our research team provided an analysis of existing practices and capabilities for dealing with food insecurity, focusing on acute or transient food insecurity. The report proposed changes to the UN disaster response system, including methodological reforms to the needs assessment, coordination, funding and implementation processes.

  • Year 2007

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Impact Evaluation of Relief and Rehabilitation Operations in East Africa

    Following the United Nations' multi-million dollar Horn of Africa relief effort in 2006, Kimetrica's evaluation team undertook a multi-country study to assess the impact of emergency relief on vulnerable pastoral and agro-pastoral households in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. Conducting over 4,000 household and key informant interviews, Kimetrica analysed emergency response impact in five core areas: agriculture inputs, land tenure, HIV/AIDS support, livestock management and livestock disease control. The study found that relief is often delayed by procurement bottlenecks and logistical constraints which can have a negative impact on vulnerable households. The study findings provided useful lessons to help FAO better address future emergency interventions. Its recommendations were used to develop follow-on approaches to humanitarian relief programming.