Our Projects

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Feed the Future Zone of Influence Monitoring Survey

    To measure the progress of the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Feed the Future initiative in northern Kenya, Kimetrica carried out a 2,970-household survey among pastoral and agro-pastoral households. The population-based survey gathered information focusing on agriculture, food security, food consumption, nutrition, women’s empowerment and the well-being of households. Using tablets, Kimetrica’s field teams were able to upload data in near-real time. This allowed for a data quality assessment of the compiled information before enumeration teams moved to the next survey area, saving significant time and money. USAID used the survey results and report to measure the impact of its initiative on household resilience.

  • Year 2011-2015

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Agriculture Growth Program-Agribusiness and Market Development: Baseline Survey

    The Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) was a collaborative initiative of the Government of Ethiopia, the World Bank, and multiple international donors, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The AGP promoted economic growth in four high-rainfall regions of Ethiopia with strong agricultural potential -- Oromia; Amhara; Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR); and Tigray. The AGP-Agribusiness and Market Development (AGP-AMDe) project was one of the three pillars of the AGP and focused specifically on making agriculture profitable. Its goal was to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger by improving productivity and competitiveness of value chains that offered job and income opportunities to rural households. Kimetrica developed the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework for the initiative. This included aligning the project’s performance management plan with results indicators and customising Kimetrica’s commercial Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) software, ki-projects™, to manage all aspects of the project’s performance monitoring requirements. In addition, Kimetrica carried out a 2,000-household baseline survey. Its data laid the groundwork for the monitoring of and reporting on the project's results.  

  • Year 2014

    Country Kenya Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    East Africa Dairy Development Program: Baseline Survey

    The East Africa Dairy Development programme (EADD) targeted 136,00 smallholder farms and 400,000 secondary beneficiaries. The project aimed to transform the lives of resource-poor farming families by improving their access to a wealth-creating, robust dairy value chain that would benefit all industry stakeholders. Kimetrica’s research team developed a monitoring, learning and evaluation framework. In order to anchor the framework, Kimetrica also undertook a baseline survey, which provided the key data the project needed to measure outcomes and impacts at mid-term and end-line.

  • Year 2013-2018

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Field Support

    Kimetrica provided cutting-edge technical field support to the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), one of United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) longest running and most successful research activities. Kimetrica’s research team helped DHS move from paper data collection to computer and smartphone based data collection, using a mobile version of the Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) management tool. This shift improved survey data accuracy, and markedly shortened the time between field data collection and results dissemination. In addition, Kimetrica’s trainers helped to build a cadre of local survey experts to manage DHS’s complex demographics and health surveys; Innovative Development Strategies (IDS) indicator surveys; malaria indicator surveys; and service provision assessment surveys. Kimetrica’s work helped shift the bulk of DHS work from international consultants to local experts and advance the objectives of USAID Forward.

  • Year 2013

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Design of a Model for Scalable Nutrition Responses in Kenya

    The primary objective of the consultancy was to develop a practical set of guidelines, tools, procedures and protocols that could be implemented to ensure that Kenyan institutions could respond effectively and efficiently to fluctuating malnutrition rates and needs for clinical services for the integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM). The project focused on the IMAM package; the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programs (BSFP); and drought and price/market related shocks. The consultancy resulted in two main deliverables: (1) Guidelines on Scalability that included a comprehensive set of procedures and explanations on how to achieve scalability. The guidelines were organized by process and ensured that at each decision-making level (national, county, district and clinic) there was a clear set of procedures for the different institutions involved; and (2) Scalability Financing and Cost Model, which provided indicative costs of scalable interventions under different scenarios. The model was used to calculate the amount of funding needed, replenishment rates, and the optimal buffer stock of Plumpy’nut and other key supplies.

  • Year 2013-2016

    Country USA

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Corporate Monitoring and Evaluation Software System

    Working closely with Heifer International senior management, Kimetrica’s software and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team developed a customised version of Kimetrica’s M&E software, ki-projectsTM, for use as a corporate, results-based management system. The software, installed on Heifer’s corporate servers, provided the organisation with a platform for project management and M&E. Custom tools included links to corporate financial management software, allowing managers to better understand the costs of project results, as well as aggregation tools for local, national, regional and global views of sector performance.  Training modules and global training events, supported by Kimetrica staff, have helped foster the adoption of new methods and tools within Heifer. 

  • Year 2013-2014

    Country Mozambique Nigeria USA

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Service Delivery Indicator Survey Support

    As part of the World Bank’s Global Service Delivery Indicator Surveys, the Kimetrica research team developed data capture applications using the Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro), and trained local firms in data entry and data quality control. In addition, Kimetrica’s statisticians provided support in data quality reviews as well as recommendations on data improvements to ensure accurate and comprehensive analysis. The work had a significant impact on data quality and capacity development in survey and data management systems among local firms.

  • Year 2013-2014

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Evaluation of Emergency Cash Transfer Services

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Emergency Cash Transfer program, designated to mitigate the devastating impacts of drought on the most vulnerable populations in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya, contracted Kimetrica to assess its overall effectiveness. Kimetrica collected and analysed both qualitative and quantitative data, providing lessons learned, along with highly-informed recommendations to help UNICEF strengthen future cash transfer activities and better align the program with the Kenya National Social Protection Policy.

  • Year 2012-2014

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG)

    REGAL-AG is part of the US Government’s Feed the Future (FTF) initiative in Kenya.  The project took place in Garissa and Marsabit Districts, and facilitated change of operational practices among pastoralists, processors, traders, and transporters along the livestock value chain in order to improve incomes and stimulate growth.  The project’s objectives were to improve livestock value chain development; improve livestock productivity and links to markets; and expand livestock services and livestock-related economic activities for both men and women.  Kimetrica bolstered the project through the provision of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, management, training, and support.  Using Kimetrica’s commercial M&E software, ki-projectsTM, the project’s M&E staff collected performance data remotely, using handheld computer devices, as well as through traditional survey approaches.  A baseline survey, measuring project baseline indicators related to project outcomes, provided a statistically significant foundation for reporting results, allowing project managers to fine tune project implementation based on a continuous evaluation of project results at different levels of implementation.

  • Year 2012-2014

    Country Zambia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Production, Finance and Improved Technology Plus (PROFIT+): M&E Services, Baseline Survey, and Impact Evaluation

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Production, Finance and Improved Technology Plus (PROFIT+) program was aimed to advance economic growth by helping smallholder farmers produce and sell more of their commodities. Building on previous USAID support activities, PROFIT+ worked to enhance input supply and foster output markets. The project’s goal was to increase productivity and incomes of 200,000 targeted smallholder farmers by as much as 30 percent. Kimetrica bolstered the program by providing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, management, training, and support. Using Kimetrica’s commercial M&E software, ki-projectsTM, performance data was collected remotely, using handheld computer devices, as well as traditional survey approaches. Kimetrica’s survey team also managed a baseline survey, which provided the foundation for the project’s performance measures, and an impact evaluation of various program inputs.