Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2016

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    County Social Protection Coordination, Mapping and Capacity Assessment

    Kimetrica was commissioned by UNICEF Kenya to map Social Protection interventions and assess mechanisms for coordination of the same efforts at county and sub-county levels, identify capacity gaps, etc. This led to the preparation of best practice guidance and standards for the coordination, implementation and financing of social protection programmes by the Government, development partners, private sector and civil society organizations and a capacity building program for counties and sub-counties.

  • Year 2016

    Country Ghana

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Child Trafficking Baseline Assessment for the Child Protection Compact Partnership

    Kimetrica conducted a baseline assessment on child trafficking in Ghana -- both forced child labor and child sex trafficking --  before the introduction of the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, a four year initiative between the Government of Ghana and the United States. The assessment was executed over the course of 2015. It included over 90 key informant interviews with government officials and NGO representatives involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children in five regions -- Greater Accra, Central, Volta, Eastern and Ashanti. In particular, it focused on the existing infrastructure to combat child trafficking, as well as the availability and use of standard operating procedures, interagency collaboration and the availability and quality of relevant statistics and databases.

  • 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 UK's Department of International Development (DFID) to undertake a client feedback survey about the capacity building services provided by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency to its member countries. The survey tools were designed and administered by the Kimetrica team through telephone interviews to Government representatives of 11 member countries. The survey's goal was to determine ARC Member States' satisfaction with the ARC Agency services. The findings of these surveys contributed to the improvement of ARC capacity building in the future. 

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Mauritania Niger Senegal South Africa

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Design and Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    WFP’s African Risk Capacity (ARC) commissioned Kimetrica to implement the recommendations from its independent review of the ARC’s contingency planning process for its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. 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 the monitoring of future payouts.

  • Year 2014

    Country Global

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Independent Review of ARC Contingency Planning Processes

    The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is an African-owned, index-based weather risk insurance pool and early response mechanism that brings together the concepts of insurance and contingency planning. The ARC strategy focuses on providing more timely, appropriate, and transparent responses to disasters, improving outcomes through advance planning. In late 2013, ARC reviewed and approved the its first round of drought contingency plans (CPs) for five African member countries and, in early 2014, issued insurance contracts for these same five countries. To assess the effectiveness of the first round process, ARC commissioned Kimetrica to conduct an independent review that identified opportunities for improvement in the ARC contingency planning process; provided recommendations on how to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation element of the ARC programme; and offered recommendations how the ARC programme could achieve its overall goal of catalysing improved drought risk management across Africa by promoting effective and efficient contingency planning and financing.

  • 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 involved extensive literature and programmatic research among both academic sources and implementing agencies, as well as interviews with key implementers and donors. The research results informed emergency response implementation procedures.

  • Year 2015-2016

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Refugees Vulnerability Study, Kakuma

    Since 1991, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been providing food assistance to Kakuma Refugee Camp, located in northern Kenya near the border with South Sudan. From 2012 to 2015 donor funding for the Kenyan refugee operation decreased, as global competition for funds increased. In addition, there was a common belief that after more than 20 years of displacement, not all refugees had the same humanitarian assistance needs. In response, WFP, along with The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), commissioned Kimetrica to undertake a study that examined the levels of refugees' socio-economic vulnerability in the 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 usefulness of targeted assistance for refugees, based on their actual needs and levels of vulnerability. As part of the study, Kimetrica conducted a livelihoods profile based on a sample of over 1,000 households, analysed the usefulness of delivering targeted assistance, and offered recommendations on the practical aspects of implementation to ensure targeting was 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, located in eastern Kenya, that provided 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 by 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 contracted to assess whether a change in support modalities -- in-kind food aid to vouchers -- could have a positive impact on local economies, leading to increased incomes and livelihood opportunities. Kimetrica's study was also designed to explore if the voucher program would improve relations between camp and host communities, as well as between communities within the camps.

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Project M&E System and Support

    Kimetrica developed a project-level Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system, based on its ki-projectsTM M&E software, for a development program in Kenya. The work included M&E system design, staff capacity development, roll-out and mentoring. The adoption of M&E tools was expected to markedly improve the capacity of the Participatory Approaches for Integrated Development (PAFID) to monitor grants and report to its constituents and donors. 

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

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

    Kimetrica developed a partnership database for A Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership. 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 with simple to use tools, like tablets and smartphones, to integrate with offline and online applications.