Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2020-2025

    Country Global

    Client

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Long Term Agreement for Open Source Frontier Technology Solutions

    The UNICEF Innovation Fund provides early stage funding and support to frontier technology solutions that benefit children and the world. UNICEF’s Innovation Fund issued Kimetrica a Long Term Agreement (LTA) to back the development and use of open source frontier technology solutions. The LTA will be used by UNICEF offices and other UN Agencies worldwide to solicit and issue contracts based on the needs of requesting offices. Kimetrica will provide UNICEF’s Innovation Fund with services to support the testing, piloting, deployment, customization and further development of frontier technology solutions in UNICEF’s programs. Kimetrica was selected based on  its experience and expertise in advanced modeling, data management, information capture, and custom software development. This LTA follows Kimetrica’s previous UNICEF Innovation Fund grant to conduct proof of concept research for MERON.

  • 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 2020

    Country Senegal

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    African Risk Capacity: Payout Process Evaluation

    Following severe drought conditions during Senegal’s 2019 agricultural season, the African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, paid out a total of USD 35.6 million through disaster risk insurance policies held by the Government of Senegal (GoS) and the StartNetwork, a collection of NGOs focused on humanitarian assistance. This type of insurance policy is designed to release funds quickly, saving valuable time in assisting vulnerable populations affected by disasters before a larger, but often slower, humanitarian response can be put in place. The GoS and the StartNetwork are currently using this funding to distribute immediate assistance in the form of food distribution, livestock feed distribution, direct cash assistance, and nutrition supplementation for children under-five and pregnant and lactating women. As part of the evaluation process, the ARC contracted Kimetrica to carry out an independent process audit to assess the GoS and StartNetwork’s effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with the ARC’s standard operating procedures that articulate how the insurance payout is to be distributed to support the emergency response. Using its expertise in surveys, interviews, and spot-check validations, Kimetrica is conducting an evaluation of the GoS and StartNetwork’s operations, implementation, and delivery processes with the goal of informing the ARC learning process. By providing valuable insight on program reach, implementation quality, and beneficiary satisfaction, these insights will be vital in helping the ARC and member country governments improve their  methods and guidelines for future policies and payouts.  

     

  • Year 2020

    Country Philippines

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    World Bank Philippines Lessons Learned Evaluation

    Every year, thousands of Filipinos are affected by natural disasters, losing their lives, livelihoods, and homes to severe weather events. Over several years, with support from the World Bank, the Government of the Philippines (GoP) has worked to provide financial protection for communities against such events. The Philippines parametric catastrophe risk insurance program represents a key milestone in these efforts. From 2017 to 2019, the GoP placed two parametric insurance policies on the international capital markets. The first policy (2017/2018) provided over $200 million in coverage for communities at risk of typhoons and earthquakes. The second policy (2018/2019), doubled this coverage. The program insured two types of coverage: one for 25 provincial governments against emergency losses from major typhoons and another for National Government Agencies against emergency losses from major typhoons and earthquakes for national government assets (based on losses in the 25 provinces). As part of the closeout process for the two-year pilot, the World Bank commissioned Kimetrica to conduct a Lessons Learned Evaluation to better understand the successes and challenges of the program. The results will further inform the growing evidence base on parametric insurance and be used to inform  similar potential programs in other countries. The evaluation involves a desk review, key informant interviews with a variety program stakeholders, analysis of data, and a final report of lessons learned.

  • Year 2019-2020

    Country Global

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    GRiF MEL Framework Design

    Kimetrica is designing the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Framework for the World Bank’s Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF). GRiF is a Multi-Donor Trust Fund that awards grants to test, pilot, and scale different types of disaster risk financing instruments such as parametric insurance products, catastrophe bonds, and surge financing linked to shock responsive social protection systems. Securing financing in advance helps vulnerable countries better manage the financial impacts of disasters, shocks and crises. The comprehensive MEL Framework includes (i) the design of a Theory of Change diagram and narrative, (ii) the development of a results framework and reporting structure, (iii) the identification of key evaluation questions, (iv) the creation of a rolling evaluation plan, and (v) the buildout of a learning and communications platform of activities. Kimetrica used a utilization-focused approach for the design of the MEL framework, ensuring that the intended users of research findings (GRiF stakeholders) are engaged in decision-making around the design of each study. In complex programs such as GRiF, questions of attribution are difficult to answer using traditional (and more rigid) experimental or quasi-experimental evaluation designs. As such, Kimetrica designed the system using contribution analysis  for the analytical framework, through which the World Bank can capture, analyze, and build its evidence base in disaster risk finance.

  • 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. 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 employs 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 2019-2024

    Country Global

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security Third Party Monitoring (FSTPM)

    Monitoring vulnerability, food insecurity and the impact of humanitarian response in some of the world’s most crisis prone locations, the Food Security Third Party Monitoring (FSTPM) project provides critical, near real-time analysis to support targeting of life-saving support. Using a strategic combination of local monitors and international staff, Kimetrica is adeptly navigating adverse security, travel, and climate conditions to deliver verifiable data on the existence, quality, and progress of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace's (FFP) projects in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Armed with current, relevant data, FSTPM is allowing USAID and its partners to make highly-informed, evidence-based decisions for program implementation and strategy, which improves the impact of USAID’s critical humanitarian assistance.

  • Year 2019-2020

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Technical Assistance to Strengthen the Early Warning System for Food Insecurity in Ethiopia and its Links to a Scalable Rural Productive Safety Net Program (RPSNP)

    Ethiopia is highly prone to climate and weather induced hazards, including droughts. These droughts can lead to failed harvests and reduction in livestock, water shortages and, ultimately, periods of food insecurity and reduced resilience of individuals and households to further shocks. In response, Ethiopia has mature mechanisms in place to manage food insecurity and famine prevention.  However, there is a need for more timely and reliable analysis to help trigger funding decisions. In collaboration with the World Bank, the Government of Ethiopia, and other partners, Kimetrica is carrying out a consultancy to strengthen the food security early warning system, which will bolster the Government’s early warning system to better predict, mitigate, and ultimately reduce the impact of climate and weather induced disasters in Ethiopia.

  • Year 2018-2023

    Country Myanmar

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Myanmar Analytical Activity (MAA)

    USAID/Burma selected Kimetrica to carry out its five-year Myanmar Analytical Activity (MAA). Myanmar is a hugely diverse, conflict-affected country undergoing rapid change politically, economically and socially. MAA thus requires timely, precise and highly-relevant reporting on an array of topics affecting the country, its people, and the Mission's varied portfolio. Kimetrica, in cooperation with its sub-contractor Mekong Economics, in Yangon, employs various methods—from interviews with ethnic leaders and citizens in difficult-to-access regions, to satellite imagery and advanced visualization tools—to collect the most precise data possible. Data are systematically analyzed and findings are clearly presented in powerful ad-hoc; monthly; and quarterly reports. These reports, along with Kimetrica's geographic analyses, are subsequently used to inform strategic decision-making within the Mission and beyond. They are distributed through a website Kimetrica built, which contains a library of dashboards, key literature pieces on Myanmar, public and private datasets.

  • Year 2017-2022

    Country South Sudan

    Client

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    World Modelers

    Using South Sudan as a case study, Kimetrica is developing parameterized quantitative models to generate key output variables for population, conflict, household economics, water, markets, health, and humanitarian operational response that impact food security. These models will serve as inputs into a continuous process of developing scenario-based decision-support tools which will, over the course of this research, evolve into a Web-based interactive tool. It will allow decision makers to construct plausible scenarios - spatially and temporally defined by the user - and explore a range of response options to mitigate food insecurity.