Our Projects

  • Year 2008

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Enhancing Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction

    As part of Oxfam GB’s efforts to increase the ability of east African governments and non-governmental entities to mitigate disasters, Kimetrica developed multimedia training tools for Oxfam GB and its partners. The toolkit included modules on disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery. The multimedia content was made up of workbooks and training CDs for trainees and facilitators, as well as videos taken from real-life situations to emphasize content and increase learning.  The tools developed by Kimetrica were used to develop Oxfam’s staff and partner capacity in disaster risk management in Africa and Asia. 

  • 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 Ethiopia Kenya Uganda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Contingency Planning and Fund Management

    Since the early 1990s, the World Bank has promoted drought mitigation policies and strategies in east Africa. An important element in this support has been the development of drought preparedness and contingency plans at national and district levels, complemented, in some cases, by plans for natural resource management and drought response programs. In support of these efforts, Kimetrica’s early warning experts and software development team worked together to create tools for collaborative disaster management. Consultations with government officials in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda led to the development and piloting of contingency planning and emergency fund management tools, based on Kimetrica's Crisis Toolkit™ web-service application. The toolkit included early warning and response triggers, scenario development and assessment and reporting functions.

  • Year 2007

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Tackling Food Insecurity in Kenya: A Report to the United Nation’s Horn of Africa Initiatives

    The Horn of Africa is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. In 2007, more than 40 percent of the region’s population was undernourished and, in Eritrea and Somalia, the proportion was as high as 70 percent. As part of the World Food Programme’s contribution to the United Nation’s strategy for addressing food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, Kimetrica conducted an analysis of factors affecting food insecurity in the region, with particular emphasis placed on response mechanisms and processes carried out by UN organisations. The study was based on consultations with over 30 individuals and organizations, and a review of policy and project documentation. Kimetrica's research team provided an analysis of existing practices and capabilities for dealing with food insecurity, focusing on acute or transient food insecurity. The report proposed changes to the UN disaster response system, including methodological reforms to the needs assessment, coordination, funding and implementation processes.

  • Year 2007

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Impact Evaluation of Relief and Rehabilitation Operations in East Africa

    Following the United Nations' multi-million dollar Horn of Africa relief effort in 2006, Kimetrica's evaluation team undertook a multi-country study to assess the impact of emergency relief on vulnerable pastoral and agro-pastoral households in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. Conducting over 4,000 household and key informant interviews, Kimetrica analysed emergency response impact in five core areas: agriculture inputs, land tenure, HIV/AIDS support, livestock management and livestock disease control. The study found that relief is often delayed by procurement bottlenecks and logistical constraints that can have a negative impact on vulnerable households. The study's findings provided helped the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization better address future emergency interventions, and Kimetrica's recommendations were used to develop follow-on approaches to humanitarian relief programing.

  • Year 2006

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    East Africa Pastoralist Information System

    To better understand pastoralist livelihood systems and food security issues in east Africa, Kimetrica’s software engineering team developed a web-based information portal, allowing for the documentation of field data collection, discussions, and data analysis. The application was the first web-based information system ever created to capture critical information related to livelihoods and livelihood strategies among vulnerable pastoral communities. The data and the analysis it provided helped to form Oxfam GB's regional pastoral community intervention strategies.