Our Projects

  • Year 2019-2026

    Country Afghanistan Angola Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Djibouti DRC El Salvador Ethiopia Guatamala Haiti Honduras Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda USA Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    USAID’s FEWS NET 7 Pillar 2: Management of a FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub

    USAID’s Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) project is the agency’s longest running activity. Created in 1985 by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State after devastating famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides near real-time analysis on famine threats in more than 38 highly vulnerable countries around the world. 

    The FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub (“the Hub”) provides a mission-critical, web-based Information Management System (IMS) to enhance the ability of analysts to provide evidence-based decision-making about humanitarian assistance. Five principles underpin Kimetrica’s approach to the management of the FEWS NET Data Hub:

    1. Client-Driven. The Hub is a service provider to FEWS NET’s data analysis team and consumers of the project’s information. The Hub ensures that all information and knowledge products are designed to meet specific user needs. This is accomplished through continuous dialogue with USAID other FEWS NET partners and a wide range of consumers of FEWS products and information.

    2. Foster a Community of Practice. The Hub provides a platform and tools to ensure that all FEWS NET Team members, including those within USAID, other government agencies, and implementing partners, work within a framework of shared objectives, practices and tools. 

    3. Scalable Solutions. The success of the overall FEWS NET activity depends on the Hub’s ability to provide solutions that are scalable to new countries, new user groups, and new issues, and are appropriate to the realities of developing countries, such as limited internet. Kimetrica’s team strikes the right balance between offline and online tools for data capture, analysis, tabulation and graphics.

    4. Agile Management. The Hub employes an agile approach to project management, which is designed to address the management and technical challenges of FEWS NET’s global operations. This approach ensures that our technical assistance provides well-targeted support and fast delivery of key products to the FEWS NET Team. 

    5. Harmonized Communications. The Hub ensures that the FEWS NET project, which includes several government agencies and companies, speaks with one unified voice, reflecting FEWS NET’s core messages. 

    Through our management of the FEWS NET Data Hub, Kimetrica is helping USAID to sustainably prevent food insecurity and famine by providing timely, relevant, and evidence-based analysis on the causes, levels, and consequences of food insecurity. In turn, the analysis drives decision-making at international, national, and local levels.

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    "[Kimetrica's] work with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network is truly inspiring. Because of [Kimetrica's] devotion to this topic, USAID is more effectively able to identify food insecurity throughout the world and save lives."

     

    ~ The Honorable Mr. Joe Neguse, US Congressman, 2nd District of Colorado

  • Year 2011-2019

    Country Angola Burkina Faso Burundi DRC Ethiopia Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tanzania Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    FEWS NET Technical Support Contract

    The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) -- reporting on conditions in 36 countries from 22 field offices around the world -- traditionally relied on its own personnel based in food insecure countries and official in-country partners, to collect and assess information and data needed to identify and monitor levels of food security in vulnerable populations. The data collection method depends on proximity to, or direct contact with, the hungry populations from whom the information and data are gleaned. The scope and the amount of data that FEWS NET can theoretically collect is therefore constrained by the resources available from its FEWS NET Implementation Team (FIT) members (USAID, NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and a private-sector contractor) and other official and unofficial partners.

    FEWS NET TSC assisted USAID’s FEWS NET in identifying and implementing new technologies to enhance team collaboration and to broaden data collection, analysis and dissemination methods. The project supported the FIT to enhance intra-team early warning collaboration, analysis, and dissemination capabilities, and to expand across the board capacity to gather new and greater quantities of food security information and data through the application and use of new early warning information technologies.
     

  • Year 2011-2012

    Country Rwanda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Rwanda: Feed the Future Impact Survey Design

    Feed the Future (FTF) is the United States Government's global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and to forge long-term solutions to chronic food insecurity and undernutrition. Drawing upon resources and expertise of agencies across the U.S. Government, this Presidential Initiative is helping countries transform their agricultural sectors in order to sustainably grow enough food to feed their people. In 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) FTF initiative experimented with different approaches to measure impact. USAID Rwanda contracted Weidemann and Kimetrica to design methodologies to measure the impact of an FTF activity in Rwanda. Kimetrica developed several different impact methodologies to enable USAID to draw comparisons of key program outcomes among beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. The work identified key constraints to measuring outcome indicators and highlighted the need to incorporate the requirements of impact assessment with program implementation strategies. Kimetrica’s contribution to methods for monitoring and evaluation of FTF programs influenced the initiative as a whole.

  • Country Rwanda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure Regularisation in Rwanda

    The Government of Rwanda’s (GOR) Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy identifies land registration as a critical element, improving land productivity and functioning of land markets, reducing conflicts, empowering women, and improving overall governance. In 2009, with support from international donors, the GOR began implementing a national program to register all of the estimated 7.9 million land parcels in Rwanda. Kimetrica was contracted to provide an impact evaluation of the land registration process on key outcome variables, including household perceptions of land tenure security, asset protection, female empowerment, access to land, access to credit, livelihood diversification, and overall human welfare. Kimetrica’s survey team finalised and reviewed survey instruments, trained and managed enumeration teams, conducted 2+ hour household interviews with 4,000 households, and captured the data in Kimetrica's survey management software, ki-metricsTM. The final data analysis and baseline report was used by the GOR to measure the rollout and impact of its National Land Tenure Program.

  • 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 2009-2010

    Country Rwanda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Vision Umurenge 2020 Pilot Project: Baseline Survey

    Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) is an Integrated Local Development programme to accelerate poverty eradication, rural growth, and social protection. The project is an initiative by the Government of Rwanda (GoR), in collaboration with development partners and NGOs. It is led by the Ministry of Local Government, Good Governance, Community Development and Social Affairs (MINALOC), and supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN). VUP uses the existing decentralization system, and leverages technical and financial assistance to accelerate the rate of poverty reduction in Rwanda. As the government's flagship poverty reduction initiative, the VUP program targeted 30 of the poorest districts, providing employment in public works, direct support, financial services and training.  To assess the impact of the pilot phase of the project, Kimetrica conducted household and focus group interviews to inform the direction and extent of the program's rollout in 2010. The assessment included interviews with 800 household beneficiaries and dozens of community focus groups.

  • 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 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 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 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 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 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 Cassava Mosaic Disease and emerging Cassava Brown Streak Disease pandemics that threatened 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 programs, 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 GLCI. To facilitate M&E across multiple countries, Kimetrica's software team created 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 Disease across the project area, the M&E system provided Catholic Relief Services and its partners with a near real-time M&E system for project management and impact measurement.