Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2020

    Country Senegal

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    African Risk Capacity: Payout Process Evaluation

    Following severe drought conditions during Senegal’s 2019 agricultural season, the African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, paid out a total of USD 35.6 million through disaster risk insurance policies held by the Government of Senegal (GoS) and the StartNetwork, a collection of NGOs focused on humanitarian assistance. This type of insurance policy is designed to release funds quickly, saving valuable time in assisting vulnerable populations affected by disasters before a larger, but often slower, humanitarian response can be put in place. The GoS and the StartNetwork are currently using this funding to distribute immediate assistance in the form of food distribution, livestock feed distribution, direct cash assistance, and nutrition supplementation for children under-five and pregnant and lactating women. As part of the evaluation process, the ARC contracted Kimetrica to carry out an independent process audit to assess the GoS and StartNetwork’s effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with the ARC’s standard operating procedures that articulate how the insurance payout is to be distributed to support the emergency response. Using its expertise in surveys, interviews, and spot-check validations, Kimetrica is conducting an evaluation of the GoS and StartNetwork’s operations, implementation, and delivery processes with the goal of informing the ARC learning process. By providing valuable insight on program reach, implementation quality, and beneficiary satisfaction, these insights will be vital in helping the ARC and member country governments improve their  methods and guidelines for future policies and payouts.  

     

  • Year 2016

    Country Burkina Faso Gambia Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger Zimbabwe

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    African Risk Capacity: Client Feedback Survey

    Kimetrica was contracted by UK's Department of International Development (DFID) to undertake a client feedback survey about the capacity building services provided by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency to its member countries. The survey tools were designed and administered by the Kimetrica team through telephone interviews to Government representatives of 11 member countries. The survey's goal was to determine ARC Member States' satisfaction with the ARC Agency services. The findings of these surveys contributed to the improvement of ARC capacity building in the future. 

  • Year 2014-2015

    Country Mauritania Niger Senegal South Africa

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Design and Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    The African Risk Capacity (ARC) commissioned Kimetrica to implement the recommendations from its independent review of the ARC’s contingency planning process for its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. The services performed included the provision of advisory services on ARC's log frame, and the design and implementation of a process audit and spot checks for the monitoring of ARC's first pay-outs in Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. In addition, Kimetrica developed training materials on ARC contingency planning and how to conduct process audits and spot checks for the monitoring of future payouts.

  • Year 2014

    Country Global

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Independent Review of ARC Contingency Planning Processes

    The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is an African-owned, index-based weather risk insurance pool and early response mechanism that brings together the concepts of insurance and contingency planning. The ARC strategy focuses on providing more timely, appropriate, and transparent responses to disasters, improving outcomes through advance planning. In late 2013, ARC reviewed and approved the its first round of drought contingency plans (CPs) for five African member countries and, in early 2014, issued insurance contracts for these same five countries. To assess the effectiveness of the first round process, ARC commissioned Kimetrica to conduct an independent review that identified opportunities for improvement in the ARC contingency planning process; provided recommendations on how to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation element of the ARC programme; and offered recommendations how the ARC programme could achieve its overall goal of catalysing improved drought risk management across Africa by promoting effective and efficient contingency planning and financing.