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 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 2014-2016

    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 its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. A second consultancy was commissioned to implement the recommendations provided to the 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 the 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 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

    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

    Custom Software 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

    Custom Software 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.

  • Year 2013

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Consultancy to Design a System to Scale-Up the National Safety Net Program (SSNSNP)

    The objective of the consultancy was to design and test a system to scale-up the National Safety Net Program (NSNP) and contingecy fund, using the framework of the Kenya National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The aim was for the NSNP to have a scale-up (and down) process triggered by early warning indicators and corroborated by a rapid, independent and robust needs assessment process. The process would ultimately trigger contingency fund release for immediate transfer. The consultancy included a review and recommendations for a revised National Early Warning System. The work included assessing the existing Early Warning System (EWS), including the indicators and phased classification system; identify a set of indicators that would be used to trigger the necessary preliminary steps for scaling up coverage, such as targeting and registration, public information campaigns, and planning and sampling of the assessment process. The work also involved refining early warning data summary and phase classification within the NDMA. In addition, the Kimetrica team developed a framework for the expansion of contingency planning that used tools to ensure that district/county level decision-making processes were formalized and fully integrated with the EWS and assessment triggers. The web-based software tool Kimetrica developed called Crisis Toolkit™ helps managers monitor triggers and develop response options and budgets.

  • Year 2015

    Country Bangladesh Laos Nepal

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

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

    Kimetrica was contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme's (WFP) Southeast Asia Regional Bureau to undertake baseline surveys for its United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded McGovern-Dole school feeding programs. The main deliverables included revising country office perfortmance management plans, and 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, a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan, and methods for reporting results. 

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Mid-Term Evaluation for School Meals Programme

    Kimetrica conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Kenya School Meals Programme for accountability and to strengthen the program. The evaluation focused on the quality of implementation with an eye on generating recommendations to enhance the program. Kimetrica assessed program performance for 29 indicators, concentrating on partnership effectiveness and implementation arrangements. Kimetrica identified both internal and external factors that affected results.