Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2011-2019

    Country Angola Burkina Faso Burundi DRC Ethiopia Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tanzania Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Information Management PROJECTS

    FEWS NET Technology 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 -- 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 FEWS NET Technology Support Contract (TSC) assisted 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 supported 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 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 baseline survey of 8,460 households 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) of over 282 kebeles (wards) 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 was collected using tablet computers and Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) software. Survey results provided FFP with situational analysis prior to the implementation of food and non-food aid. Follow-up surveys of the same households provided 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

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Pastoralists Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME)

    PRIME’s overall goal was to reduce hunger and poverty among Ethiopia’s pastoral communities by increasing household incomes and enhancing resilience to climate change through links to thhe market. 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 the Government of Ethiopia and non-governmental counterparts. Kimetrica managed PRIME’s monitoring, and evaluation and knowledge management systems, through its advanced, web-based M&E software, ki-projectsTM, and through the use of tablets for field data collection. In addition, Kimetrica provided research support that ranged from examining the impact of livestock disease on income and land use management, to analysing the costs and benefits of different program 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) was a collaborative initiative of the Government of Ethiopia, the World Bank, and multiple international donors, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The AGP promoted 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-Agribusiness and Market Development (AGP-AMDe) project was one of the three pillars of the AGP and focused specifically on making agriculture profitable. Its goal was to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger by improving productivity and competitiveness of value chains that offered job and income opportunities to rural households. Kimetrica developed the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework for the initiative. This included aligning the project’s performance management plan with results indicators and customising Kimetrica’s commercial Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) software, ki-projects™, to manage all aspects of the project’s performance monitoring requirements. In addition, Kimetrica carried out a 2,000-household baseline survey. Its data laid the groundwork for the monitoring of and reporting on the project's results.  

  • Year 2012-2013

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

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

    The United States 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 built easy-to-use tools that integrated livelihood zone baseline data with other data sources to allow users to both explore links between 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. Kimetrica was contracted to provide technical assistance to government statistics offices through capacity development to conduct national surveys, manage data, and 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, 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. Kimetrica 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.

  • Year 2008

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia

    Client

    Information Management 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

    Information Management 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.