Our Projects

  • Year 2019-2026

    Country Afghanistan Angola Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic 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

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    USAID’s FEWS NET 7 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. Five principles underpin Kimetrica’s approach to the management of the FEWS NET Data Hub:

    1. Client-Driven. The Hub is a service provider to FEWS NET’s data analysis team and consumers of the project’s information. The Hub ensures that all information and knowledge products are designed to meet specific user needs. This is accomplished through continuous dialogue with USAID other FEWS NET partners and a wide range of consumers of FEWS products and information.

    2. Foster a Community of Practice. The Hub provides a platform and tools to ensure that all FEWS NET Team members, including those within USAID, other government agencies, and implementing partners, work within a framework of shared objectives, practices and tools. 

    3. Scalable Solutions. The success of the overall FEWS NET activity depends on the Hub’s ability to provide solutions that are scalable to new countries, new user groups, and new issues, and are appropriate to the realities of developing countries, such as limited internet. Kimetrica’s team strikes the right balance between offline and online tools for data capture, analysis, tabulation and graphics.

    4. Agile Management. The Hub employes an agile approach to project management, which is designed to address the management and technical challenges of FEWS NET’s global operations. This approach ensures that our technical assistance provides well-targeted support and fast delivery of key products to the FEWS NET Team. 

    5. Harmonized Communications. The Hub ensures that the FEWS NET project, which includes several government agencies and companies, speaks with one unified voice, reflecting FEWS NET’s core messages. 

    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 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

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    FEWS NET Technical 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.

    FEWS NET 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

    Custom Software 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

    Custom Software 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.

  • 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. Kimetrical 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 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 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization better manage the distribution of cassava mosaic disease-tolerant material to farmers in east and central Africa.