Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2006

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Emergency Food Security Voucher System

    In Kenya, lack of access to seeds, rather than a lack of local availability, is often a major constraint to planting. Realizing this, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) developed an innovative voucher system to help families obtain seeds. Rather than purchase commercial seed and distribute it to farm families, vouchers were issued that could be redeemed for commercial seed from stockists or for traditional seed from local grain traders. This was the first time that CRS implemented this type of voucher system, and the first time such a system was used in east Africa. To help support this program, Kimetrica developed a software system for cash and food security voucher management. The software included data collection forms to capture beneficiary and retailer information, as well as reporting forms and project management controls to allow CRS to collect information on relief activities at the community level, and run summary reports at the country level. The voucher system provided both CRS and its beneficiaries with a secure means of managing and obtaining seeds. The approach formed the basis of follow-on voucher programs that evolved into national social safety net mechanisms in Kenya.

  • Year 2006-2007

    Country USA

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    The State of Global Microinsurance

    When this project was undertaken, the benefits of financial services for the poor were universally acknowledged; however, the benefits of microinsurance (insurance for the poor), which had the potential to significantly aid millions of poor people, had received limited attention. To better understand the state of microinsurance products and access, Kimetrica carried out a study to collect information which characterized the state of micro-credit globally. Kimetrica's team developed a web-based data capture, mapping and reporting tool, to help a group of global researchers compile information on the status of microinsurance in over 80 countries. The project raised awareness about microinsurance and promoted its benefits for the poor through data analysis and reporting. The data was then organized in an online reporting tool -- the Global Landscape of Microinsurance -- which formed the bases for microinsurance related funding decisions from both the private and public sectors, worh millions of dollars. 

  • Year 2006

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    East Africa Pastoralist Information System

    To better understand pastoralist livelihood systems and food security issues in east Africa, Kimetrica’s software engineering team developed a web-based information portal, allowing for the documentation of field data collection, discussions, and data analysis. The application was the first web-based information system ever created to capture critical information related to livelihoods and livelihood strategies among vulnerable pastoral communities. The data and the analysis it provided helped to form Oxfam GB's regional pastoral community intervention strategies.