Our Projects

  • Year 2019

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Technical Assistance to Strengthen the Early Warning System for Food Insecurity in Ethiopia and its Links to a Scalable Rural Productive Safety Net Program (RPSNP)

    Ethiopia is highly prone to climate and weather induced hazards, including droughts. These droughts can lead to failures in crop and livestock production, water shortages, and ultimately periods of food insecurity and reduced resilience of individuals and households to further shocks. In response, Ethiopia has mature mechanisms in place for managing food insecurity and famine prevention; however, there is a need for more timely and reliable analysis that is sufficient to trigger funding decisions. In collaboration with the World Bank, the Government of Ethiopia, and other partners, Kimetrica is carrying out a consultancy to strengthen the early warning system for food security. This will strengthen the Government’s early warning system to better predict, mitigate, and ultimately reduce the impact of climate and weather induced disasters in Ethiopia.

  • Year 2018

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Building Self-Reliance for Refugees and Host Communities: Baseline Study

    Building Self-Reliance for Refugees and Host Communities by Improved Sustainable Basic Social Service Delivery Program (BSRP) is a UNICEF Ethiopia-led effort to improve service delivery in health, nutrition, WASH, education and child protection. In 2018, Kimetrica carried out a baseline study for BSRP in one camp and the surrounding host community in each refugee-hosting region of Ethiopia: Berhale (Afar), Tongo (Benishangul Gumuz), Pugnido I (Gambella), Kebrebeyah (Somali) and Adi-Harush (Tigray). The baseline study entailed a quantitative survey of 3,000 households, in-depth interviews with providers at 70 service facilities, key informant interviews with 75 implementers, experts and programme staff, and 40 focus group discussions with community members. UNICEF is using Kimetrica's findings to work externally with local providers and partners, and internally, within UNICEF, to maximize BSRP's effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Year 2018

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    USAID's Livelihoods for Resilience (L4R) Activity: Baseline Data Collection

    USAID's Livelihoods for Resilience (L4R) activity in Ethiopia focuses on four priority areas that support and enhance livelihood opportunities for chronically food insecure households in targeted regions and woredas: 1) on-farm income generating activities (IGAs) and crop and livestock market systems; 2) off-farm IGAs and non-farm enterprise development; 3) non-farm labor and wage employment; and 4) collaborative learning for scaling and sustaining gains made in the three livelihood pathways (i.e., on-farm, off-farm, employment). To assess the L4R activity's progress and effectiveness, Kimetrica, in collaboration with its partners, Save the Children and TANGO International, implemented a baseline study. The baseline study, conducted in 2018, included two quantitative components (a household survey of 3,520 households and a community survey) and two qualitative components (32 focus group discussions (FGDs) and a range of in-depth interviews (IDIs)). The 3,520 households surveyed were scattered across 128 randomly-selected clusters (i.e. 16 treatment and 16 control, from each of the 4 regions). Questionnaires were digitized using CSPro and data was collected electronically using CAPI, ensuring a daily flow of data and, in turn, timely provision of feedback to the data collection team on suspicious and outlier values. Voice recordings were used for qualitative data collection. The baseline study results are being used to monitor and assess the progress and effectiveness of L4R activities during implementation, and later, will be used for comparison with endline results.

     

  • Year 2014-2019

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security and Humanitarian Monitoring

    Kimetrica is conducting food security monitoring in some of the world’s most vulnerable locations. Working in highly insecure environments, Kimetrica’s field based researchers and data collection teams are collecting primary data from panel surveys of households, markets and health centers. Using tablets and satellite telephones, Kimetrica staff are providing decision makers with near real time information on humanitarian conditions, food availability and population movements.  Our cutting edge methodological approach is collecting detailed information, allowing decision makers to better understand humanitarian conditions and design programmes to respond to immediate needs.  

  • Year 2017

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    USAID Food For Peace Ethiopia: Baseline Survey

    For USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), Kimetrica carried out a 8,460 household baseline survey in three regions of Ethiopia: Oromia, Amhara, and Tigray. The survey, one of the largest ever implemented by USAID in Ethiopia, had a very short execution period, which required rapid mobilization of hundreds of field staff. Kimetrica’s research team managed all aspects of the field work, including training and managing over 300 enumerators who conducted household interviews and took anthropometric measurements of children aged 5 and under. A comprehensive listing (village census) exercise of over 282 kebeles was undertaken, including GIS mapping of household locations. The listing data formed the basis for a three-stage cluster sample to ensure survey results represented the target populations. Data were collected using tablet computers and CSPro survey software. Survey results provided FFP with a situational analysis prior to the implementation of food and non-food aid programming. Follow-on surveys of the same households will provide results and impact information critical to the successful management of FFP’s multi-million dollar support efforts.

  • Year 2012-2017

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Pastoralists Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME)

    PRIME’s overall goal is to reduce hunger and poverty among Ethiopia’s pastoral communities by increasing household incomes and enhancing resilience to climate change through market linkages. Project implementation was based on the interaction between climate change, pastoralism, livestock and chronic vulnerability. Working at different levels and through different approaches, PRIME fostered the growth of livestock value chains, providing value chain support to the chronically food insecure and improving the policy environment through learning and collaboration with Government of Ethiopia and non-governmental counterparts. Kimetrica managed PRIME’s monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management systems through our advanced, web-based M&E software, ki-projectsTM, and through the use of tablets for field data collection. In addition, Kimetrica provided research support ranging from examining the impacts of livestock disease on income and land use management to analysing the costs and benefits of different programme interventions. Improved analytical methods for beneficiary targeting and innovative methods to solicit beneficiary feedback helped the project achieve better results.

  • Year 2011-2015

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Agriculture Growth Program-Agribusiness and Market Development: Baseline Survey

    The Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) is a collaborative initiative of the Ethiopian government, the World Bank, and multiple international donors, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). AGP promotes economic growth in four high-rainfall regions of Ethiopia with strong agricultural potential: Oromia; Amhara; Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR); and Tigray. The AGP-AMDe project is one of the three pillars of AGP and focuses specifically on agricultural commercialisation. Its goal is to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger by improving the productivity and competitiveness of value chains that offer job and income opportunities for rural households. Kimetrica developed the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework. This included aligning the project’s performance management plan with results indicators and customising Kimetrica’s commercial M&E software, ki-projects™, to manage all aspects of the project’s performance monitoring requirements. In addition, Kimetrica implemented a 2,000-household baseline survey, the data from which formed the foundation of the project’s results monitoring and reporting.  

  • Year 2012-2013

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Livelihoods Integration Unit-Enhancing Livelihoods Application (LIU-ELA) Project

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia Mission has supported the Government of Ethiopia’s (GOE) efforts and capacity to better anticipate and respond to disasters for more than a decade. The Ethiopia Livelihoods Integration Unit-Enhancing Livelihood Application (LIU-ELA) project extended early work undertaken by USAID and the GOE in livelihood zone profiling by expanding the utility and use of livelihoods data and tools. The project promoted practical applications of livelihoods information by building the capacity of GOE and partner organisations and by helping to expand the use of livelihoods information for emergency and development planning through integrated tools and decision-support methods. Kimetrica’s team of food security and livelihood specialists, early warning experts, trainers, and software developers developed easy-to-use tools that integrated livelihood zone baseline data with other data sources in order to allow users to both explore relationships among layers of information and, at the same time, inform emergency and development decision making. 

  • 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. As part of this effort, Kimetrica provided technical assistance to government statistics offices through capacity development in conducting national surveys, managing data, 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, TB and OVC programmes in Africa, there is both an urgent need to meet the demand for expanding programmes and, at the same time, address the increased food security and nutritional needs of programme clients. Under a contract with UNAIDS, Kimetrica conducted a study on the feasibility and potential impact on smallholder incomes of market opportunities for supplying food to support antiretroviral therapy (ART) and Tuberculosis (TB) treatment programmes and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) services in Africa. 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 programmes. In addition, Kimetrica's staff mapped potential partners in 20 African countries, ranging from NGOs to farmer groups to health facilities that can manage procurement of food between small farmers and social protection programmes. The study’s findings were used to develop programmes to support smallholder production and to provide nutritional support to HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC beneficiaries.