Our Projects

  • Year 2009-2010

    Country Ghana Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Methods for Impact Evaluation: AGRA Baseline Surveys

    The Alliance for a Green Africa (AGRA) works to achieve food security in Africa through the promotion of rapid, sustainable, agricultural growth with a focus on smallholder farmers. AGRA aims to ensure that smallholders have what they need to succeed: good seeds and healthy soil, access to markets, information, financing, storage, transport, and policies that provide them with comprehensive support. To help AGRA measure the impact of its initiatives, Kimetrica's monitoring and evaluation team developed survey instruments and methods for baseline surveys in 10 countries in Africa. The project included the development of survey tools to capture results-based metrics for measuring the impact of AGRA's agriculture related interventions. Kimetrica's survey team conducted pilot tests of instruments and liaised with AGRA staff and consultants on issues related to the rollout and survey implementation of the program.

  • Year 2009-2010

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Custom Software PROJECTS

    External Monitoring and Evaluation: DFID Cash Transfer OVC Programme

    Kimetrica developed a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to assist the Government of Kenya and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) in managing Kenya’s Cash Transfer to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) program. The CT-OVC program targeted some of Kenya’s poorest households, which had been left highly vulnerable due to the health and social impacts of HIV/AIDS. The program provided caregivers with direct and regular cash payments to help support and improve the welfare of children living in the targeted households. Kimetrica’s M&E team designed a web-based system to manage program inputs and measure impacts. The project included the development of baseline measures; the establishment of data collection methods and processes; data management and reporting tools; beneficiary complaint and grievance reporting; and guidance and training material. The software application and training tools were introduced to program managers through training workshops and capacity building seminars.

  • Year 2009

    Country Switzerland

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security Assessment Tools: Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international initiative coordinated by the Energy Centre at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organisations, experts, governments, and intergovernmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuel production and processing. In support of RSB, Kimetrica developed guidelines and tools for farmers, biofuel producers and environmental and social impact analysts to determine compliance with the RSB Principle on biofuel production impacts on local food security. The food security assessment tools were integrated into the Energy Centre’s guidelines for assessing biofuel impacts in all sectors.

  • Year 2009

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Value Girls: Baseline Survey

    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. The project focused on females between the ages of 14 and 24 living in the fishing communities of rural Nyanza and Western Kenya. Working through three local organisations in six districts, the project supported girls’ involvement in poultry and vegetable farming to increase their incomes. To establish baseline metrics for monitoring program performance and impact, Kimetrica’s survey team conducted individual and focus group surveys of targeted beneficiaries of the Value Girls Program. The baseline survey and analysis established project impact measures and informed the development of the project's monitoring and evaluation framework.

  • Year 2009

    Country USA

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines for Food Security

    Action Against Hunger International (ACF) is an international NGO committed to ending world hunger. Recognized as a leader in battling malnutrition, ACF saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. As part of ACF’s effort to improve its monitoring and evaluation methods, Kimetrica's monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team developed a comprehensive impact, outcome and output indicator matrix, data collection tools, and guidance material to improve and standardize the organisation’s M&E processes. Informing the development of ACF’s Food Security and Livelihood Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines, the tools helped ACF offices everywhere implement more comprehensive project monitoring systems.  

  • Year 2009

    Country Burkina Faso Burundi Ethiopia Ivory Coast Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mali Mozambique Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Switzerland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Increasing Smallholder Production through Structured Demand in TB, HIV/AIDS Treatment and OVC Programmes: Feasibility and Impact Analysis

    With the significant expansion of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programs in Africa, there was both an urgent need to meet the demand for expanding programs and, at the same time, to address the increased food security and nutritional needs of beneficiaries. Under a contract with UNAIDS, Kimetrica conducted a study on smallholder incomes and market opportunities and how they would be impacted, if farmers were to supply food for people undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), TB patients in treatment, and for OVC programs. Kimetrical also had to study the feasability of such an initiative. To that effect, Kimetrica conducted case studies in six African countries to gain insight and practical knowledge of the potential benefits, costs, risks and constraints of investing in smallholder supply chains for donor-funded health and social protection programs. In addition, Kimetrica's staff mapped potential partners in 20 African countries, ranging from NGOs to farming groups to health facilities, that could manage procurement of food from small farmers to clients of social protection programs. The study’s findings were used to develop programs to support smallholder production and to provide nutritional support to HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC beneficiaries.

  • Year 2009

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Baseline Survey: Evaluating the Impact of Home-Based HIV Counselling and Testing in Kenya

    The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) is a consortium of Kenyan and North American academic institutions and health centres that include Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. It is led by Indiana University, in partnership with the Government of Kenya. AMPATH was created in response to the challenge of providing life-saving care during the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It treated over 140,000 HIV-positive persons, with almost 2,000 new patients enrolling each month at over 60 urban and rural clinics in western Kenya. In addition, AMPATH reached over half a million persons through a home-based counseling and testing program that had a 98+ percent rate of acceptance into the homes it visited, and reduced mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS to below two percent. As part of a baseline study of the impact of AMPATH programing, Kimetrica provided a comprehensive evaluation of the bio-medical, economic and sexual behavior effects related to home-based testing. The results of the study, which included a survey of 3,000 households, provided critical input into the World Bank’s HIV/AIDS program by presenting strong evidence that home-based counselling and testing of treatment and prevention are beneficial.  

  • Year 2009

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Evaluation and Strategic Planning: The World Bank’s Arid Lands Resource Management Project--Natural Resource Drought Management Component

    Denmark has traditionally been a key partner in Kenya’s efforts to improve its management of natural resources. Kenya’s Natural Resource Management Programme (NRMP) is largely based on lessons learned from previous Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) supported sector programs for water, the environment and agriculture. To bolster DANIDA’s support of the NRMP, Kimetrica undertook an evaluation of the Arid Lands Resource Management Project's (ALRMP) Natural Resource Drought Management Component to pinpoint the best opportunities for DANIDA development assistance. The evaluation included the identification of ARLMP areas of strengths and weaknesses, and areas for improvement; an analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation and financial delivery mechanisms of the ALRMP in program districts; recommendations on the future direction of DANIDA's investments, given the continued relevance of the natural resource management component in the ALRMP, and the  express interest of the government for the integration of DANIDA's support to arid and semi-arid lands. Kimetrica's analyses led to the development of DANIDA's support program.

  • Year 2009

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Program Review: Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya

    The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is at the forefront of supporting the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) expansion of social protection programs, including the provision of cash transfers. Kimetrica undertook a review of the management of the Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) component of the program. The review examined the program’s monitoring and evaluation system, financial management and fiduciary risk. The review findings informed project expansion and the development of the program's monitoring and evaluation system.

  • Year 2008

    Country DRC Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Great Lakes Cassava Initiative in East and Central Africa: Baseline Survey and Supply Chain Management Tools

    To better target project inputs and measure impact, Kimetrica's survey staff conducted a baseline survey of over 9,000 households and hundreds of communities in six east and central African countries, including war-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The data collected established baseline measures on cassava yields and utilisation patterns, targeting methods, yield impacts of cassava mosaic disease and overall impact on food security. In addition to the baseline survey, Kimetrica developed a supply chain management system to help the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization better manage the distribution of cassava mosaic disease-tolerant material to farmers in east and central Africa.