Our Projects

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Agriculture Pillar

    Kimetrica developed a monitoring and evaluation system for the Equity Group Foundation’s Agriculture Pillar via a customisation of our ki-projectsTM M&E software system, allowing the Foundation to enhance learning, decision making and management. The system was designed to strengthen the Pillar’s accountability, improve public and donor trust, and enable greater stakeholder participation at the Foundation.

  • Year 2014

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    East Africa Dairy Development Program: Baseline Survey

    The East Africa Dairy Development programme (EADD) targeted 136,00 smallholder farm families and 400,000 secondary beneficiaries. The project aimed to transform the lives of resource-poor farming families by improving their access to a wealth-creating, robust dairy value chain that benefits all industry stakeholders. Kimetrica’s research team developed a monitoring, learning and evaluation framework. In order to ground the framework, we also undertook a baseline survey, which provided the key data the project needed to measure outcomes and impacts at mid-term and end-line.

  • 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.

  • Year 2008

    Country DRC Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Great Lakes Cassava Initiative in East and Central Africa: Baseline Survey and Supply Chain Management Tools

    To better target project inputs and measure impact, Kimetrica's survey staff conducted a baseline survey of over 9,000 households and hundreds of communities in six East and Central African countries, including war-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The data collected established baseline measures on cassava yields and utilisation patterns, targeting methods, yield impacts of cassava mosaic disease and overall impact on food security. In addition to the baseline survey, Kimetrica developed a supply chain management system to help the FAO better manage the distribution of cassava mosaic disease-tolerant material to farmers in East and Central Africa.

  • Year 2008

    Country Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Baseline Study: Women’s Engagement in Peacebuilding and Preventing Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda

    The United Nation’s Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) provides support to women and girls affected by war and displacement in Uganda. To help the programme establish a results framework and measurable results indicators, Kimetrica conducted a baseline study to determine the potential impact of UNIFEM interventions on peace building and on the prevention of sexual violence in northern Uganda. The analysis included a review of the project's logframe, M&E indicators, expected outputs and outcomes, as well as the programme's existing quantitative and qualitative indicators. The study developed an initial reservoir of information on community-based and other organisations working on sexual-based gender violence and women's participation in peacebuilding in Uganda.

  • 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 aims to promote the adoption of international standards and best practices for microdata documentation, dissemination and preservation. 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 OECD's 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 the national and district levels, complemented in some cases by plans for natural resource management and drought response programmes. In support of these efforts, Kimetrica’s early warning experts and software development team combined 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 2008

    Country Burundi DRC Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System; Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

    The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative (GLCI) was implemented to strengthen the capacity of local partners in preparing for and responding to the present cassava mosaic disease and emerging cassava brown streak disease pandemics that threaten food security and incomes of cassava dependent farm families in six Great Lake countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project linked with existing breeding programmes, farmer evaluations of new varieties and integrated crop management options to train 3,000 farmer groups in improved farming techniques to increase crop yields. In support of the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, Kimetrica's survey team conducted surveys of over 9,000 households in six countries to establish a monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative. To facilitate M&E across multiple countries, Kimetrica's software team established a web-based system, allowing for the fast collection of time-sensitive data at the farmer level. Combined with data collection tools to help track the spread and mitigation of cassava mosaic across the project area, the M&E system provided CRS and its partners with a near real-time M&E system for project management and impact measurement.

  • Year 2007

    Country DRC Kenya South Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Technical Assistance in Agricultural Relief Programming

    Populations in East Africa face multiple hazards, such as droughts, floods, conflicts, crop and livestock diseases, and unstable market conditions. These hazards often result in crises which are exacerbated by the region’s characteristically high rates of food insecurity. The FAO’s emergency response efforts often focus on the provision of seeds and tools as mitigating inputs to food insecurity. To help FAO better address and target emergency needs in East Africa, Kimetrica’s food security team developed specialised strategies to strengthen agriculture relief activities. Focusing on East and Central Africa, the services included developing strategic plans and funding proposals. Strategies for the expansion of cassava and sweet potato production were developed for South Sudan and the Great Lakes Region. In addition, contingency plans were established and integrated in the FAO regional advisors' disaster management programme.