Our Projects

  • Year 2010

    Country Somalia

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Development of a Drought and Early Warning System for NERAD Somaliland

    The Somaliland Government’s National Environmental Research and Disaster Management Authority (NERAD), was formed to mitigate the impact of droughts and other natural hazards on vulnerable communities in Somaliland. With support from OXFAM GB and the European Commission, NERAD focused its efforts on disaster prevention, mitigation, response and recovery. Kimetrica’s web-based early warning and contingency planning software, Crisis Toolkit™ was fundamental to NERAD’s analysis of hazards and their impacts. The system contributed to the disaster preparedness capacity of Somalilanders by providing information and early warning to the government, and its humanitarian partners and donors so that steps could be taken to reduce the impact of food insecurity on people's assets, the environment and human capital. The early warning system provided necessary information to trigger response analysis, and was part of an expanded food security information and analysis system that contributed to short-term emergency responses as well as long-term development planning.

  • Country Rwanda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure Regularisation in Rwanda

    The Government of Rwanda’s (GOR) Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy identifies land registration as a critical element, improving land productivity and functioning of land markets, reducing conflicts, empowering women, and improving overall governance. In 2009, with support from international donors, the GOR began implementing a national program to register all of the estimated 7.9 million land parcels in Rwanda. Kimetrica was contracted to provide an impact evaluation of the land registration process on key outcome variables, including household perceptions of land tenure security, asset protection, female empowerment, access to land, access to credit, livelihood diversification, and overall human welfare. Kimetrica’s survey team finalised and reviewed survey instruments, trained and managed enumeration teams, conducted 2+ hour household interviews with 4,000 households, and captured the data in Kimetrica's survey management software, ki-metricsTM. The final data analysis and baseline report was used by the GOR to measure the rollout and impact of its National Land Tenure Program.

  • Year 2010

    Country Tanzania

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Data Management for Policy Development and Decision Making

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Accelerated Data Programme (ADP) was launched to help countries improve their survey programs and increase the use and value of survey data. The ADP provides technical and financial support to survey data documentation and dissemination, and to the improvement of survey methods. As part of this effort, Kimetrica provided training to the Government of Tanzania’s National Statistics Bureau by developing the capacity of its staff to produce statistical data relevant for policy design and monitoring and evaluation. The training included hands-on experience in data documentation and dissemination. Software tools designed for the capture and dissemination of national statistics were integrated within existing systems to facilitate data documentation and distribution. Capacity development in long-term survey program development and data collection, as well as training in micro-data preservation, analysis, anonymization, and dissemination was also provided.

  • Year 2010

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Evaluation of the Process for the Selection of Cooperating Partners

    The World Food Programme (WFP) implements its food aid programs through local partners. In order to inform the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the partner selection process, Kimetrica conducted a process review to establish a framework for participatory performance, re-selection and replacement review. The work defined the roles and responsibilities of all of the participants in the process. It also offered suggestions where the review process required strengthening to ensure a systematic, transparent and inclusive process of assessing the selection of partners. The work included necessary modifications of processes and criteria to reflect a greater emphasis on strategic partnerships. The evaluation provided critical recommendations that WFP used in the development of its revised partner selection methodology.

  • Year 2010

    Country Somalia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Monitoring Somalia Emergency and Development Assistance

    In 2009, Kimetrica submitted an unsolicited proposal to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Somalia, recommending an approach for independent monitoring of its activities. The proposal was based on the use of Kimetrica’s web-based survey software, ki-metricsTM, and Kimetrica’s network of Somali monitors. In 2010, USAID funded a six-month pilot project, followed by a six-month extension, to provide monitoring and verification inspections, as well as recommendations for what USAID could do to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its aid delivery in Somalia. The monitoring was based on standard questionnaires and was supported by photographic evidence of USAID-funded activities. Further, Kimetrica’s field staff was asked to investigate and verify allegations of fraud and/or waste of USAID assistance. Monitoring focused primarily on support related to water points, health facilities, peace committees, schools and public buildings. 

  • Year 2010

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Disaster Management: Contingency Planning Tools and Training

    In 2010, the European Union contracted Kimetrica to help build capacity in disaster management among key Government of Kenya decision makers. Consequently, Kimetrica rolled out and trained national and district level staff in contingency planning and disaster fund management. Training included topics on contingency planning; early warning and hazard analysis; disaster management coordination; rapid assessments; preparedness; and rapid response planning.  Kimetrica's software team customized a version of Kimetrica's contingency planning software, Crisis Toolkit™. The software was used to select arid lands districts for further testing and evaluation. A follow-on activity in 2012 provided an upgraded version of Crisis Toolkit™ to an expanded number of districts and integration of Kenya’s early warning system with contingency planning.

  • Year 2010

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Value Girls: Project Monitoring and Evaluation System

    The Value Girls Project, managed by Cardno Emerging Markets, was a Global Development Alliance jointly funded by USAID and the Nike Foundation to improve the socio-economic status of young women by giving them alternative sources of income. It was targeted at females between the ages of 14 and 24, who lived in the fishing communities of rural Nyanza and western Kenya. Working through three local organisations in six districts, the project supported girls working in poultry and vegetable farming to increase their incomes. Kimetrica developed the project’s monitoring and evaluation system, based on its commercial software ki-projectsTM, to assess whether programs were on-track and achieving their intended results. The web-based system included monitoring tools (input supply, purchasing, partner reports, client registration, client monitoring, and evaluation and donor reporting) that were integrated into everyday program management. Also included as simple-to-use modules were evaluation and impact assessment tools for quarterly, mid-term and final evaluations.

  • Year 2009-2011

    Country Botswana Ethiopia France Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda Sierra Leonne South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    International Household Survey Network Data Clinics

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides support to national governments in survey design, data management and data analysis. Kimetrica was contracted to provide technical assistance to government statistics offices through capacity development to conduct national surveys, manage data, and data analysis and dissemination. Kimetrica's technical trainers provided regional and national level training to over 20 countries in Africa and Asia on comprehensive micro-data evaluation, data processing systems, survey methods, analysis, indicator selection and public dissemination policy. The project increased the ability of national statistics bureaus to manage national surveys, process data and use data for policy and economic development decision-making.

  • Year 2009-2010

    Country Somalia

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Monitoring Food Aid Targeting in Somalia

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) manages emergency food aid deliveries across Somalia. Constrained by insecurity and the capricious political environment, WFP faced challenging food-aid management issues that prevented the agency from in-depth monitoring and follow-up of the implementation of its food aid activities in Somalia. Kimetrica was contracted to provide third party monitoring of WFP activities. This included distribution monitoring, site visits to areas inaccessible to United Nations staff, post-distribution monitoring and reviews of commodity supply chain management. Kimetrica’s disaster management team developed monitoring forms and trained a team of local monitors in data collection methods, including direct observation and household and recipient interviews. Using Kimetrica’s web-based survey management tool, ki-metricsTM, Kimetrica’s field teams provided near real-time data and reporting to WFP’s Somalia office in Nairobi, Kenya. This allowed food aid managers to better assess program performance and impact on beneficiaries. 

  • Year 2009-2010

    Country Rwanda

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    Vision Umurenge 2020 Pilot Project: Baseline Survey

    Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) is an Integrated Local Development programme to accelerate poverty eradication, rural growth, and social protection. The project is an initiative by the Government of Rwanda (GoR), in collaboration with development partners and NGOs. It is led by the Ministry of Local Government, Good Governance, Community Development and Social Affairs (MINALOC), and supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN). VUP uses the existing decentralization system, and leverages technical and financial assistance to accelerate the rate of poverty reduction in Rwanda. As the government's flagship poverty reduction initiative, the VUP program targeted 30 of the poorest districts, providing employment in public works, direct support, financial services and training.  To assess the impact of the pilot phase of the project, Kimetrica conducted household and focus group interviews to inform the direction and extent of the program's rollout in 2010. The assessment included interviews with 800 household beneficiaries and dozens of community focus groups.