Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2021-2022

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Information Management PROJECTS

    The Feed the Future East Africa Market Systems (EAMS) Task Order

    USAID's Regional Integration and Stronger Economics (RISE) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) mechanism is designed to increase cross-border trade in select product value chains and enhance regional economic integration to overcome barriers to trade and strengthen the region’s ability to absorb, adapt, recover and transform in times of shocks and stress. Under this IDIQ, Palladium (Kimetrica’s prime) is carrying out the East Africa Market Systems (EAMS) Task Order (TO) to achieve an increase in intra-regional trade, create new cross-border partnerships or market linkages, add investment for regional trade finance and commercialize new agricultural technologies. As a subcontractor to Palladium on the EAMS TO, Kimetrica is developing data-driven maps and visualizations to support trade flow analysis in the region, as well as developing resilience monitoring tools that build on existing technologies using state-of-the-art data mining and machine-learning techniques. To further define surveillance needs, Kimetrica will engage with stakeholders and collaborate with institutional partners in the region.

  • Year 2020-2027

    Country Burundi DRC Ethiopia Kenya Rwanda Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) - Evaluations, Assessments and Analyses (EAA) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract

    USAID’s Kenya and East Africa (KEA) Mission is leading critical efforts to promote learning through evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management, and research throughout the region. USAID/KEA’s Evaluations, Assessments and Analyses (EAA) IDIQ enables the procurement of regular evaluations, assessments, and analyses for learning to improve effectiveness and accountability of activities in the region. As a holder of the seven-year IDIQ, Kimetrica is positioned to design and implement both quantitative and qualitative research, lead on knowledge management, and develop and deliver evaluation and assessment training to as many as 11 USAID Missions in the region, as well as to USAID implementing partners, and local institutions. Kimetrica’s EAA IDIQ partners include Social Impact, Forcier Consulting, and TANGO International.

  • Year 2019-2026

    Country Afghanistan Angola Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon CAR Chad Djibouti DRC El Salvador Ethiopia Guatamala Haiti Honduras Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda USA Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Information Management PROJECTS

    FEWS NET Pillar 2: Management of a FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub

    USAID’s Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) project is the agency’s longest-running activity. Created in 1985 by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State after devastating famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides near real-time analysis on famine threats in more than 38 highly-vulnerable countries around the world.    

    The FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub (“the Hub”) provides a mission-critical, web-based Information Management System (IMS) to enhance the ability of analysts to provide evidence-based decision-making about humanitarian assistance. It is designed to serve FEWS NET team members and their partners with the technology platforms and strategies necessary to manage, analyze, and disseminate FEWS NET data, information, and other knowledge products.  

    The Hub’s Data Management Platform (DMP) workstream consists of a set of activities that are designed to manage, maintain, and improve the FEWS NET DMP, including the FEWS NET Data Warehouse (FDW) and the FEWS NET Data Explorer (FDE), as well as other digital applications needed to store, manipulate and disseminate the core FEWS NET databases. It also includes activities related to the design and management of new datasets, visualizations, and analytical tools, as requested by USAID.  

    The FEWS NET website platform provides monthly reports and maps detailing current and projected levels of food insecurity; alerts on emerging or likely crises; and specialized reports on weather and climate, markets and trade, agricultural production, livelihoods, nutrition, and food assistance. The Hub team is responsible for managing, maintaining and improving the FEWS NET website platform, while the implementer of the EW team is responsible for the primary early warning analysis and reporting under FEWS NET, as well as for uploading its critical information products directly onto the website.  

    The Hub’s mandate for Knowledge and Learning is to make FEWS NET food security-related data and knowledge products more accessible to FEWS NET team members, as well as to users and for uses outside of the FEWS NET team.  

    Through our management of the FEWS NET Data Hub, Kimetrica is helping USAID to sustainably prevent food insecurity and famine by providing timely, relevant, and evidence-based analysis on the causes, levels, and consequences of food insecurity. In turn, the analysis drives decision-making at international, national, and local levels.

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    "[Kimetrica's] work with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network is truly inspiring. Because of [Kimetrica's] devotion to this topic, USAID is more effectively able to identify food insecurity throughout the world and save lives."

     

    ~ The Honorable Mr. Joe Neguse, US Congressman, 2nd District of Colorado

  • Year 2019-2021

    Country Angola Botswana Burundi Ethiopia Kenya Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda Somalia South Africa South Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    UNICEF Improved Level of Disaggregation and Quality of Nutrition Survey and Rapid Assessment of Data Through the use of Spatial Sampling Methods and Improved Data Analysis Long Term Agreement (LTA)

    Nutrition status across East and Southern Africa is typically monitored through a national level, representative population survey at most every four to five years, which means that, often, up-to-date information for many countries is lacking. The objective of this two-year Long Term Agreement (LTA) is to increase the uptake of innovative spatial survey methods for all 21 countries in the East and Southern African region to more closely monitor progress toward achieving national, regional and global nutrition targets. Specifically, the LTA facilitates the availability of technical expertise in spatial surveying methods, data analysis techniques, and mapping of results to facilitate provision of in-country technical support for surveys and assessments. Kimetrica offers area-based sampling methods to estimate and map nutritional status data at both regional and national levels.

  • 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 2014-2015

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Agriculture Pillar

    Kimetrica developed a monitoring and evaluation system (M&E) for the Equity Group Foundation’s Agriculture Pillar by customizing Kimetrica's ki-projectsTM M&E software system, which improved the Foundation's 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 farms 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 would benefit all industry stakeholders. Kimetrica’s research team developed a monitoring, learning and evaluation framework. In order to anchor the framework, Kimetrica 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 2011-2014

    Country Tanzania

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Tanzania Staples Value Chain (NAFAKA)

    Tanzania Staples Value Chain (NAFAKA) was a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program to improve smallholder farmers’ productivity and profitability in maize and rice value chains in targeted districts of Tanzania. Working with rural communities and the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture, the program focused on improving productivity, increasing incomes, improving competitiveness and trade, and fostering an increase in investment and innovation. As the principal partner on results assessment, Kimetrica conducted a 2,000-household baseline survey and designed the project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, based on Kimetrica’s commercial M&E software, ki-projects™.  Kimetrica’s M&E team worked to build the capacity of project and partner staff in results based management and principles of M&E, including the design of results frameworks, monitoring questionnaires, data analysis and M&E reporting. The results framework and M&E tools provided critical input to program management decisions that were focused on achieving the greatest results with the resources at hand.

  • Year 2011

    Country Tanzania

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Scaling Up Sanitation and Handwashing: Post-Intervention Data Collection and Analysis

    With support from the World Bank, the Government of Tanzania implemented the Scaling Up Sanitation and Handwashing Project to mitigate the impact of poor sanitation and hygiene on human health.  The project focused on behaviour change and the development of local expertise in the supply of sanitation facilities in rural markets. Working at both the individual and community levels, the project’s social marketing messages, based on similar approaches around the world, intended to influence the use of improved sanitation facilities and encourage habits of improved hygiene. To evaluate the effectiveness of the project, Kimetrica designed a randomised, statistically significant impact evaluation.  The evaluation methodology included the development of a sample frame, mapping of enumeration areas, development of the survey implementation plan, and management and implementation of a 4,600 household survey. The World Bank used Kimetrica’s methodology to undertake evaluations on the impact of the intervention.

  • Year 2010

    Country Tanzania

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Data Management for Policy Development and Decision Making

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Accelerated Data Programme (ADP) was launched to help countries improve their survey programs and increase the use and value of survey data. The ADP provides technical and financial support to survey data documentation and dissemination, and to the improvement of survey methods. As part of this effort, Kimetrica provided training to the Government of Tanzania’s National Statistics Bureau by developing the capacity of its staff to produce statistical data relevant for policy design and monitoring and evaluation. The training included hands-on experience in data documentation and dissemination. Software tools designed for the capture and dissemination of national statistics were integrated within existing systems to facilitate data documentation and distribution. Capacity development in long-term survey program development and data collection, as well as training in micro-data preservation, analysis, anonymization, and dissemination was also provided.