Our Projects

  • Year 2012-2014

    Country Zambia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Production, Finance and Improved Technology Plus (PROFIT+): M&E Services, Baseline Survey, and Impact Evaluation

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Production, Finance and Improved Technology Plus (PROFIT+) program was aimed to advance economic growth by helping smallholder farmers produce and sell more of their commodities. Building on previous USAID support activities, PROFIT+ worked to enhance input supply and foster output markets. The project’s goal was to increase productivity and incomes of 200,000 targeted smallholder farmers by as much as 30 percent. Kimetrica bolstered the program by providing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, management, training, and support. Using Kimetrica’s commercial M&E software, ki-projectsTM, performance data was collected remotely, using handheld computer devices, as well as traditional survey approaches. Kimetrica’s survey team also managed a baseline survey, which provided the foundation for the project’s performance measures, and an impact evaluation of various program inputs. 

  • 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. Kimetrica was contracted to provide technical assistance to government statistics offices through capacity development to conduct national surveys, manage data, and 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, tuberculosis (TB), and support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programs in Africa, there was both an urgent need to meet the demand for expanding programs and, at the same time, to address the increased food security and nutritional needs of beneficiaries. Under a contract with UNAIDS, Kimetrica conducted a study on smallholder incomes and market opportunities and how they would be impacted, if farmers were to supply food for people undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), TB patients in treatment, and for OVC programs. Kimetrical also had to study the feasability of such an initiative. To that effect, 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 programs. In addition, Kimetrica's staff mapped potential partners in 20 African countries, ranging from NGOs to farming groups to health facilities, that could manage procurement of food from small farmers to clients of social protection programs. The study’s findings were used to develop programs to support smallholder production and to provide nutritional support to HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC beneficiaries.

  • Year 2008

    Country Zambia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Targeting Options for Social Protection

    Following Kimetrica's research on targeting options for cash-based social protection projects in Zambia, Kimetrica developed targeting methods and tools for creating the social protection support in Zambia. The project included the training of government and NGO staff and the development of targeting simulation models; cost and benefit metrics for different targeting options; analytics of community-based targeting versus other targeting methods; and training in targeting methods and approaches. The final deliverables provided the Government of Zambia and its partners with the means to develop and roll out its national social protection program.

  • 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 aimed to promote the adoption of international standards and best practices for microdata documentation, dissemination and preservation. To this effect, 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 Organisation for Economic Co-ordination and Development's (OECD) Microdata Management Toolkit, an easy-to-use system for survey data management.  

  • Year 2007

    Country Zambia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Study on the Scaling-up of Cash-Based Social Protection

    CARE International contracted Kimetrica to conduct a study examining existing cash-based social protection projects to inform scaling-up activities in Zambia. The study determined the costs and accuracy of alternative targeting approaches in Zambia and simulated the effects of scaling up cash-based social protection activities on local economies. The work included a realistic cost-benefit estimate of alternative targeting mechanisms under different funding scenarios. It included a survey of 2,000 households to gain insight into patterns of poverty and other criteria for social protection targeting. Kimetrica developed simulation tools to provide decision makers with national and subnational estimates of the total cost, targeting accuracy and efficiency based on different funding and decision scenarios.