Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS
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.