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 2009-2019

    Country USA

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Population Explorer: Web-Services for Small Area Population Estimates

    USAID responds to humanitarian needs caused by natural and human-made disasters. When a crisis occurs, estimating the number of people affected is most important. This critical information can drive hundreds of millions of dollars in funding decisions, and yet it is most often derived from national governments' and relief workers' best-guess estimates. Further, while responses to emergency situations need to happen immediately, estimates of impacted populations can take time, even months. To address the need for rapid and reliable small area population estimates, Kimetrica developed Population Explorer (www.populationexplorer.com) for USAID's Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The web-based service allows anyone with access to the Internet to estimate human populations anywhere in the world, including age and sex breakdowns. Population Explorer has become a front-line tool in disaster management and response, allowing responders to quickly estimate populations affected by disasters and other crises. Originally funded in 2009 by USAID, Population Explorer has since become a stand-alone product used not only by the humanitarian sector, but by commercial organizations around the globe. Managed by Kimetrica, the tool continues to evolve, based on feedback and needs of its user community. 

  • Year 2013-2016

    Country USA

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Corporate Monitoring and Evaluation Software System

    Working closely with Heifer International senior management, Kimetrica’s software and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team developed a customised version of Kimetrica’s M&E software, ki-projectsTM, for use as a corporate, results-based management system. The software, installed on Heifer’s corporate servers, provided the organisation with a platform for project management and M&E. Custom tools included links to corporate financial management software, allowing managers to better understand the costs of project results, as well as aggregation tools for local, national, regional and global views of sector performance.  Training modules and global training events, supported by Kimetrica staff, have helped foster the adoption of new methods and tools within Heifer. 

  • Year 2013-2014

    Country Mozambique Nigeria USA

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Service Delivery Indicator Survey Support

    As part of the World Bank’s Global Service Delivery Indicator Surveys, the Kimetrica research team developed data capture applications using the Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro), and trained local firms in data entry and data quality control. In addition, Kimetrica’s statisticians provided support in data quality reviews as well as recommendations on data improvements to ensure accurate and comprehensive analysis. The work had a significant impact on data quality and capacity development in survey and data management systems among local firms.

  • Year 2009

    Country USA

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines for Food Security

    Action Against Hunger International (ACF) is an international NGO committed to ending world hunger. Recognized as a leader in battling malnutrition, ACF saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. As part of ACF’s effort to improve its monitoring and evaluation methods, Kimetrica's monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team developed a comprehensive impact, outcome and output indicator matrix, data collection tools, and guidance material to improve and standardize the organisation’s M&E processes. Informing the development of ACF’s Food Security and Livelihood Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines, the tools helped ACF offices everywhere implement more comprehensive project monitoring systems.  

  • Year 2007

    Country USA

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Early Warning and Population Estimation: Tools for Improved Analysis and Response

    Immediately following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, two of Kimetrica’s founders led an initiative to provide rapid population estimates in the impacted areas. Although the work took over two weeks, it was still considered a very rapid analysis. Following this experience, Kimetrica began researching techniques to reduce the time it takes to make small-area population estimates. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded a proof of concept activity, allowing Kimetrica’s software development team to create a web-based application for demographic analysis. This initial tool became Population Explorer (www.populationexplorer.com), which has become a standard for quickly analysing the impact of disasters around the world.

  • Year 2006-2007

    Country USA

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    The State of Global Microinsurance

    When this project was undertaken, the benefits of financial services for the poor were universally acknowledged; however, the benefits of microinsurance (insurance for the poor), which had the potential to significantly aid millions of poor people, had received limited attention. To better understand the state of microinsurance products and access, Kimetrica carried out a study to collect information which characterized the state of micro-credit globally. Kimetrica's team developed a web-based data capture, mapping and reporting tool, to help a group of global researchers compile information on the status of microinsurance in over 80 countries. The project raised awareness about microinsurance and promoted its benefits for the poor through data analysis and reporting. The data was then organized in an online reporting tool -- the Global Landscape of Microinsurance -- which formed the bases for microinsurance related funding decisions from both the private and public sectors, worh millions of dollars.