Our Projects

  • 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 results of this research informed 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, it was commonly believed that after more than 20 years of displacement, not all refugees had the same humanitarian assistance needs. In response to this, WFP, alongside UNHCR, commissioned Kimetrica to undertake a study that examined 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, 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 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 that would assess 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 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 this consultancy was to design and test a system to scale-up the National Safety Net Program (NSNP) using the framework of the Kenya National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and a contingency fund. The aim was for the NSNP to have a scale-up (and down) process that is 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, to identify a set of indicators that will 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, our team developed a framework for the expansion of contingency planning to 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 we 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 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 of the Kenya School Meals Programme for 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. We identified both internal and external factors affecting results.

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Agriculture Pillar

    Kimetrica developed a monitoring and evaluation system for the Equity Group Foundation’s Agriculture Pillar via a customisation of our ki-projectsTM M&E software system, allowing the Foundation to enhance learning, decision making and management. The system was designed to strengthen the Pillar’s accountability, improve public and donor trust, and enable greater stakeholder participation at the Foundation.

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Nigeria

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Social Protection Mapping in Boko Haram Impacted Regions

    Kimetrica was engaged to map existing social protection initiatives geared toward improving access to health services for populations, particularly women and children, in the two northern Nigerian states impacted by Boko Haram insurgents. After completing the mapping, we analysed the impact of the existing programmes and their effectiveness in mitigating the impact of poor maternal and child health factors in the states. Finally, we assessed the relevance and feasibility of different forms of health related social protection initiatives, including cash transfers and community health insurance schemes.  The work was used in the development of UNICEF’s social protection strategy for Nigeria.