Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2020-2027

    Country Burundi DRC Ethiopia Kenya Rwanda Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tanzania Uganda

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) - Evaluations, Assessments and Analyses (EAA) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract

    USAID’s Kenya and East Africa (KEA) Mission is leading critical efforts to promote learning through evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management, and research throughout the region. USAID/KEA’s Evaluations, Assessments and Analyses (EAA) IDIQ enables the procurement of regular evaluations, assessments, and analyses for learning to improve effectiveness and accountability of activities in the region. As a holder of the seven-year IDIQ, Kimetrica is positioned to design and implement both quantitative and qualitative research, lead on knowledge management, and develop and deliver evaluation and assessment training to as many as 11 USAID Missions in the region, as well as to USAID implementing partners, and local institutions. Kimetrica’s EAA IDIQ partners include Social Impact, Forcier Consulting, and TANGO International.

  • Year 2019-2026

    Country Afghanistan Angola Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon CAR Chad Djibouti DRC El Salvador Ethiopia Guatamala Haiti Honduras Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda USA Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Information Management PROJECTS

    FEWS NET Pillar 2: Management of a FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub

    USAID’s Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) project is the agency’s longest running activity. Created in 1985 by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State after devastating famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides near real-time analysis on famine threats in more than 38 highly vulnerable countries around the world. 

    The FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub (“the Hub”) provides a mission-critical, web-based Information Management System (IMS) to enhance the ability of analysts to provide evidence-based decision-making about humanitarian assistance. Five principles underpin Kimetrica’s approach to the management of the FEWS NET Data Hub:

    1. Client-Driven. The Hub is a service provider to FEWS NET’s data analysis team and consumers of the project’s information. The Hub ensures that all information and knowledge products are designed to meet specific user needs. This is accomplished through continuous dialogue with USAID other FEWS NET partners and a wide range of consumers of FEWS products and information.

    2. Foster a Community of Practice. The Hub provides a platform and tools to ensure that all FEWS NET Team members, including those within USAID, other government agencies, and implementing partners, work within a framework of shared objectives, practices and tools. 

    3. Scalable Solutions. The success of the overall FEWS NET activity depends on the Hub’s ability to provide solutions that are scalable to new countries, new user groups, and new issues, and are appropriate to the realities of developing countries, such as limited internet. Kimetrica’s team strikes the right balance between offline and online tools for data capture, analysis, tabulation and graphics.

    4. Agile Management. The Hub employs an agile approach to project management, which is designed to address the management and technical challenges of FEWS NET’s global operations. This approach ensures that our technical assistance provides well-targeted support and fast delivery of key products to the FEWS NET Team. 

    5. Harmonized Communications. The Hub ensures that the FEWS NET project, which includes several government agencies and companies, speaks with one unified voice, reflecting FEWS NET’s core messages. 

    Through our management of the FEWS NET Data Hub, Kimetrica is helping USAID to sustainably prevent food insecurity and famine by providing timely, relevant, and evidence-based analysis on the causes, levels, and consequences of food insecurity. In turn, the analysis drives decision-making at international, national, and local levels.

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    "[Kimetrica's] work with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network is truly inspiring. Because of [Kimetrica's] devotion to this topic, USAID is more effectively able to identify food insecurity throughout the world and save lives."

     

    ~ The Honorable Mr. Joe Neguse, US Congressman, 2nd District of Colorado

  • Year 2019-2024

    Country Global

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security Third Party Monitoring (FSTPM)

    Monitoring vulnerability, food insecurity and the impact of humanitarian response in some of the world’s most crisis prone locations, the Food Security Third Party Monitoring (FSTPM) project provides critical, near real-time analysis to support targeting of life-saving support. Using a strategic combination of local monitors and international staff, Kimetrica is adeptly navigating adverse security, travel, and climate conditions to deliver verifiable data on the existence, quality, and progress of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace's (FFP) projects in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Armed with current, relevant data, FSTPM is allowing USAID and its partners to make highly-informed, evidence-based decisions for program implementation and strategy, which improves the impact of USAID’s critical humanitarian assistance.

  • Year 2018-2023

    Country Myanmar

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Myanmar Analytical Activity (MAA)

    USAID/Burma selected Kimetrica to carry out its five-year Myanmar Analytical Activity (MAA). Myanmar is a hugely diverse, conflict-affected country undergoing rapid change politically, economically and socially. MAA thus requires timely, precise and highly-relevant reporting on an array of topics affecting the country, its people, and the Mission's varied portfolio. Kimetrica, in cooperation with its sub-contractor Mekong Economics, in Yangon, employs various methods—from interviews with ethnic leaders and citizens in difficult-to-access regions, to satellite imagery and advanced visualization tools—to collect the most precise data possible. Data are systematically analyzed and findings are clearly presented in powerful ad-hoc; monthly; and quarterly reports. These reports, along with Kimetrica's geographic analyses, are subsequently used to inform strategic decision-making within the Mission and beyond. They are distributed through a website Kimetrica built, which contains a library of dashboards, key literature pieces on Myanmar, public and private datasets.

  • Year 2018

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG): Baseline/Endline Data Collection

    USAID’s Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG) brings together humanitarian and development partners to build resilience among Kenya’s vulnerable pastoralist communities in the country’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL). The partnership focuses on nine vulnerable and high-risk areas and works with the Government of Kenya at both national and county levels to address underlying community vulnerabilities. Kimetrica, in collaboration with its partner, TANGO International, conducted a mixed-method study to assess how the range of USAID-supported interventions contributes to both community and household resilience capacities, and how they improve household responses to shocks and well-being outcomes. Quantitative data collection consisted of a large-scale (2,700 households), representative baseline survey with questions that reflected dietary diversity and food availability, and included an anthropometric component to assess rates of malnutrition, which influence household vulnerability. Simultaneously, qualitative data were collected in the same areas through 32 focus group discussions and 49 key informant interviews to triangulate and understand gender differences. The results of this study served as an Endline for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands (REGAL) impact evaluation and as a Baseline Resilience impact evaluation for the larger PREG Northern Kenya intervention areas. Kimetrica’s work included CAPI-programming (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing), using CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System), and all aspects of field data collection, from recruitment to training to survey implementation and data capture.

  • Year 2018

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Livelihoods for Resilience (L4R) Learning Activity: Baseline Data Collection

    USAID's Livelihoods for Resilience (L4R) Learning Activity in Ethiopia focuses on four priority areas that support and enhance livelihood opportunities for chronically food-insecure households in targeted regions and woredas (administrative divisions): 1) on-farm, income-generating activities (IGAs) and crop and livestock market systems; 2) off-farm IGAs and non-farm enterprise development; 3) non-farm labor and wage employment; 4) collaborative learning for scaling up and sustaining gains made in the three livelihood pathways (i.e., on-farm, off-farm, employment). To assess the L4R activities' progress and effectiveness, Kimetrica, in collaboration with its partners, Save the Children and TANGO International, implemented a baseline study. The baseline study, conducted in 2018, included two quantitative components -- a household survey of 3,520 households and a community survey; and two qualitative components -- 32 focus group discussions (FGDs) and a range of in-depth interviews (IDIs)). The 3,520 households surveyed were scattered across 128 randomly-selected clusters (i.e. 16 treatment and 16 control, from each of the 4 regions). Questionnaires were digitized using the Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) and data was collected electronically using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), ensuring a daily flow of data and, in turn, timely feedback to the data collection team on suspicious and outlier values. Voice recordings were used for qualitative data collection. The baseline study results were used to monitor and assess the progress and effectiveness of L4R activities during implementation, and later to be used for comparison with endline results.

     

  • Year 2014-2019

    Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security and Humanitarian Monitoring

    Kimetrica conducts food security monitoring in some of the world’s most vulnerable locations. Working in highly insecure environments, Kimetrica’s field based researchers and data collection teams gather primary data from panel surveys of households, markets and health centers. Using tablets and satellite telephones, Kimetrica's staff provide decision makers with near real time information on humanitarian conditions, food availability and population movements.  Kimetrica's cutting edge methodological approach in collecting detailed information allows decision makers to better understand humanitarian conditions and design programs to best respond to immediate needs.  

  • Year 2011-2019

    Country Angola Burkina Faso Burundi DRC Ethiopia Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne Somalia South Sudan Sudan Tanzania Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    Information Management PROJECTS

    FEWS NET Technology Support Contract

    The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) -- reporting on conditions in 36 countries from 22 field offices around the world -- traditionally relied on its own personnel based in food insecure countries and official in-country partners, to collect and assess information and data needed to identify and monitor levels of food security in vulnerable populations. The data collection method depends on proximity to, or direct contact with, the hungry populations from whom the information and data are gleaned. The scope and the amount of data that FEWS NET can theoretically collect is therefore constrained by the resources available from its FEWS NET Implementation Team (FIT) members (USAID, NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and a private-sector contractor) and other official and unofficial partners.

    The FEWS NET Technology Support Contract (TSC) assisted USAID’s FEWS NET in identifying and implementing new technologies to enhance team collaboration and to broaden data collection, analysis and dissemination methods. The project supported the FIT to enhance intra-team early warning collaboration, analysis, and dissemination capabilities, and to expand across the board capacity to gather new and greater quantities of food security information and data through the application and use of new early warning information technologies.
     

  • Year 2017

    Country Ethiopia

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    USAID Food For Peace Ethiopia: Baseline Survey

    For USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), Kimetrica carried out a baseline survey of 8,460 households in three regions of Ethiopia: Oromia, Amhara, and Tigray. The survey, one of the largest ever implemented by USAID in Ethiopia, had a very short execution period, which required rapid mobilization of hundreds of field staff. Kimetrica’s research team managed all aspects of the field work, including training and managing over 300 enumerators who conducted household interviews and took anthropometric measurements of children aged 5 and under. A comprehensive listing (village census) of over 282 kebeles (wards) was undertaken, including GIS mapping of household locations. The listing data formed the basis for a three-stage cluster sample to ensure survey results represented the target populations. Data was collected using tablet computers and Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) software. Survey results provided FFP with situational analysis prior to the implementation of food and non-food aid. Follow-up surveys of the same households provided results and impact information critical to the successful management of FFP’s multi-million dollar support efforts.

  • Year 2009-2019

    Country USA

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Population Explorer: Web-Services for Small Area Population Estimates

    USAID responds to humanitarian needs caused by natural and human-made disasters. When a crisis occurs, estimating the number of people affected is most important. This critical information can drive hundreds of millions of dollars in funding decisions, and yet it is most often derived from national governments' and relief workers' best-guess estimates. Further, while responses to emergency situations need to happen immediately, estimates of impacted populations can take time, even months. To address the need for rapid and reliable small area population estimates, Kimetrica developed Population Explorer (www.populationexplorer.com) for USAID's Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The web-based service allows anyone with access to the Internet to estimate human populations anywhere in the world, including age and sex breakdowns. Population Explorer has become a front-line tool in disaster management and response, allowing responders to quickly estimate populations affected by disasters and other crises. Originally funded in 2009 by USAID, Population Explorer has since become a stand-alone product used not only by the humanitarian sector, but by commercial organizations around the globe. Managed by Kimetrica, the tool continues to evolve, based on feedback and needs of its user community.