Our Projects

  • Year 2014-2016

    Country Mauritania Niger Senegal South Africa

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Independent Review of ARC Contingency Planning Processes and Design and Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    Kimetrica conducted an independent review of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) contingency planning process and provided strategic recommendations to strengthen its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. A second consultancy was commissioned to implement the recommendations provided to the ARC. The services performed included the provision of advisory services on ARC's log frame, and the design and implementation of a process audit and spot checks for the monitoring of ARC's first pay-outs in Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. In addition, Kimetrica developed training materials on ARC contingency planning and how to conduct process audits and spot checks for the monitoring of future payouts.

  • Year 2010-2012

    Country India Peru Senegal Vietnam

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Impact Evaluations: Data Management and Integration & Field Based Training and Support

    As a response to preventable threats posed by poor sanitation and hygiene, the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) implemented a Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour Change and Sanitation Program in six countries. The major component of the project was to reduce the incidence of disease. Kimetrica implemented the program’s impact evaluation in four countries: India, Peru, Senegal and Vietnam. The evaluation, which was based on formal quantitative surveys, documented the health impacts and relevant project costs of WSP interventions. To measure impact, the evaluation carried out randomised controled trials using household surveys to capture key outcome indicators. Kimetrica's survey and software experts provided data capture software and training in household survey enumeration, data capture, and quality control to local survey firms in the four project countries. The development of data capture software, including web-based reports, provided both quality control and survey coordination. The World Bank used the final impact evaluation data to measure the impact of its investment, as well as to inform follow-on programs.

  • 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.