Our Projects

  • Year 2016

    Country Burkina Faso Gambia Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger Zimbabwe

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    African Risk Capacity Client Feedback Survey

    Kimetrica was contracted by DFID to undertake a client feedback survey related to the capacity building services provided by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency to its member countries. The survey instruments were designed and administered by the Kimetrica team through telephone interviews to Government representatives of 11 member countries. The survey aimed to determine ARC Member States' satisfaction with the ARC Agency services.  The findings of these surveys will contribute to the improvement of ARC capacity building activities in the future. 

  • Year 2014-2016

    Country Mauritania Niger Senegal South Africa

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Independent Review of ARC Contingency Planning Processes and Design and Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    Kimetrica conducted an independent review of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) contingency planning process and provided strategic recommendations to strengthen the current M&E system. A second consultancy was commissioned to implement the recommendations provided to ARC. The services performed included the provision of advisory services on ARC's log frame, and the design and implementation of a process audit and spot checks for the monitoring of ARC's first pay-outs in Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. In addition, Kimetrica developed training materials on ARC contingency planning and how to conduct process audits and spot checks for monitoring of future payouts.

  • Year 2015-2016

    Country United Kingdom

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Systematic Reviews Call 8

    Kimetrica was awarded a grant for a systematic review of the efficiency and effectiveness of providing non-food interventions in the immediate aftermath and recovery period following natural disasters and political instability. The work involves extensive literature and programmatic research among both academic sources and implementing agencies as well as interviews with key implementers and donors.  The results of this research are expected to inform emergency response implementation modalities.

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Refugees Vulnerability Study, Kakuma

    WFP has provided food assistance to Kakuma Refugee Camp, located in northern Kenya near the border with South Sudan, since 1991. From 2012 to 2015 there was a reduction in donor funding for the Kenyan refugee operation, concomitant with increased global competition for funds. In addition, there is a common belief that after more than 20 years of displacement, not all refugees have the same humanitarian assistance needs. In response to this, WFP, alongside UNHCR, commissioned Kimetrica to undertake a study examining the levels of socio-economic vulnerability of refugees in Kakuma Camp.  The study provided a comprehensive assessment to improve the understanding of socio-economic vulnerability among refugee households and the socio-economic dynamics among refugee groups.  It also provided an evaluation of the feasibility and appropriateness of targeted assistance for refugees based on their actual needs and level of vulnerability.  As part of the work, Kimetrica conducted a livelihoods profile based on a sample of over 1,000 households, analysed the appropriateness of delivering targeted assistance, and offered recommendations on the practical aspects of implementation that should be considered to ensure targeting is fair, safe and successful.

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Voucher Impact Study Design

    In 2013, WFP Kenya launched a pilot voucher programme in Dadaab Refugee Camp, providing vouchers for fresh food to pregnant and lactating mothers.  An evaluation in 2014 found that markets were responsive and able to increase supply to meet the new demand generated from the vouchers.  The evaluation also indicated that increased market demand was stimulating more livelihood opportunities for both the refugee and host community populations.  Based on these findings, WFP Kenya planned to scale up the provision of vouchers to refugee populations in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Kimetrica was engaged to develop an approach assessing whether a change in support modalities (in-kind food aid to vouchers) could have a positive impact on local economies, increasing incomes and livelihood opportunities.  Our design allowed for the exploration of whether a voucher programme could improve relations between camp and host communities as well as between communities within the camps. 

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Project M&E System and Support

    Kimetrica developed a project level M&E system, based on our ki-projectsTM M&E software, for a Kenya based development project.  The work included M&E system design, staff capacity development, roll-out and mentoring.  The adoption of M&E tools is expected to markedly improve PAFID’s ability to monitor grants and report to its constituents and donors. 

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Project M&E Support - Scaling Seeds and Technologies in Africa

    Kimetrica developed a partnership database for AGRA’s Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership in Africa. The purpose of the database was to significantly ease the collation, management, analysis, dissemination and archiving of data from the target countries (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique and Senegal)  using a mix of both online and offline applications. In addition, Kimetrica provided an efficient platform for carrying out surveys using simple field applications like tablets, smartphones, etc. to integrate with offline and online applications.

  • Year 2015

    Country Bangladesh Laos Nepal

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Baseline Measures and M&E Services for Food for Education Programmes

    Kimetrica was contracted by WFP’s Asia Regional Bureau to undertake baseline surveys for its USDA funded McGovern-Dole school feeding programmes.  The main deliverables included revising country office performance management plans, evaluation plans and research terms of reference.  Baseline surveys of targeted school populations were carried out in Bangladesh, Nepal and Laos.  The use of smartphones for data capture greatly facilitated the work, especially following an earthquake in Nepal.  Final results and reports delivered to WFP included the identification of key performance indicators, an M&E plan and methods for results reporting. 

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Mid-Term Evaluation for School Meals Programme

    Kimetrica conducted a mid-term evaluation for the Kenya School Meals Programme with a goal of accountability and programme strengthening. The evaluation focused on the quality of implementation with an eye toward generating recommendations on programme enhancement. We assessed programme performance for 29 indicators, focusing on partnership effectiveness and implementation arrangements, and we identified both internal and external factors affecting the results.

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security and Humanitarian Monitoring

    Kimetrica is conducting food security monitoring in some of the world’s most vulnerable locations.  Working in highly insecure environments, Kimetrica’s field based researchers and data collection teams are collecting primary data from panel surveys of households, markets and health centers.  Using tablet computers and satellite telephones, Kimetrica staff are providing decision makers with near real time information on humanitarian conditions, food availability and population movements.  Our cutting edge methodological approach is collecting detailed information, allowing decision makers to better understand humanitarian conditions and design programmes to respond to immediate needs.