Our Projects

  • Year 2011-2019

    Country USA Yemen

    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 -- has 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.

    The aim of FEWS NET TSC is to assist 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 supports 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 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.