Our Projects

Our Projects
  • Year 2021

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Systems and Analytics Support to Digital Transformation for Food Systems Data Sharing and Visualization

    A key component of Kenya’s Agriculture Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS) is to leverage digital technologies in agriculture to increase small-scale farmer incomes, improve year-round food availability, and boost household food resilience for the most vulnerable. To this end, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) are working to digitize their seasonal assessment resources, which are used to track elements of food stocks, production, trade, and consumption, among others. Kimetrica is improving and strengthening the use and function of WFP’s existing seasonal assessment resources by creating custom user-friendly dashboards and data warehousing solutions. The proof of concept and corresponding report will determine next steps towards building a sustainable approach for WFP to capture, manage, and improve the value of the seasonal assessment resources over time for the Kimetrica Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG) member organizations.

  • Year 2019-2021

    Country Global

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    Maintenance of WFP’s Country Office Management Plan (COMP) Narratives Administration System

    Under Kimetrica’s World Food Programme (WFP) Long Term Agreement (LTA) for software design, development and support services, our team rebuilt a struggling Django/React Country Office Management Plan (COMP) Narratives Administration System. In doing so, Kimetrica re-implemented it to WFP’s organization standards and conventions using a more sustainable software architecture that reduced maintenance costs to less than half of those budgeted. Today, the new single-page application (SPA) Kimetrica designed for the system implements a feedback and approval workflow of structured quantitative and unstructured qualitative programme information. The COMP Narratives Administration System also integrates several monitoring and evaluation (M&E) source systems and manages evaluation data from the country offices to the regional offices and then on to the headquarters for comments, final approval and publication.

  • Year 2018-2022

    Country Global

    Client

    Information Management PROJECTS

    WFP Long Term Agreement (LTA) for Software Design, Development and Support Services

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recognizes that efficient use of Information Technology (IT) is integral to its work in conflict zones and in coping with natural disasters. To this end, the UN agency awarded Kimetrica a Long Term Agreement (LTA) that allows WFP to procure high quality software design, development, and support services. Under the LTA, Kimetrica is positioned to help WFP and its stakeholders design, develop, test, support and maintain software, as well as conduct related workshops and training. 

  • Year 2017-2020

    Country Global

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Modeling and Simulation PROJECTS

    World Food Programme (WFP) Survey and Modelling for Food Security Analysis Long Term Agreement (LTA)

    WFP routinely carries out food security analysis in order to assess and track the need for food assistance.   Under this LTA, Kimetrica supported WFP’s processes with critical inputs for designing experiments, surveys, and studies related to food security.

  • Year 2015-2016

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Refugees Vulnerability Study, Kakuma

    Since 1991, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been providing food assistance to Kakuma Refugee Camp, located in northern Kenya near the border with South Sudan. From 2012 to 2015 donor funding for the Kenyan refugee operation decreased, as global competition for funds increased. In addition, there was a common belief that after more than 20 years of displacement, not all refugees had the same humanitarian assistance needs. In response, WFP, along with The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), commissioned Kimetrica to undertake a study that examined the levels of refugees' socio-economic vulnerability in the camp. The study provided a comprehensive assessment to improve the understanding of socio-economic vulnerability among refugee households and the socio-economic dynamics among refugee groups. It also provided an evaluation of the feasibility and usefulness of targeted assistance for refugees, based on their actual needs and levels of vulnerability. As part of the study, Kimetrica conducted a livelihoods profile based on a sample of over 1,000 households, analysed the usefulness of delivering targeted assistance, and offered recommendations on the practical aspects of implementation to ensure targeting was fair, safe and successful.

  • Year 2015

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Voucher Impact Study Design

    In 2013, WFP Kenya launched a pilot voucher programme in Dadaab Refugee Camp, located in eastern Kenya, that provided vouchers for fresh food to pregnant and lactating mothers. An evaluation in 2014 found that markets were responsive and able to increase supply to meet the new demand generated by the vouchers. The evaluation also indicated that increased market demand was stimulating more livelihood opportunities for both the refugee and host community populations. Based on these findings, WFP Kenya planned to scale up the provision of vouchers to refugee populations in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Kimetrica was contracted to assess whether a change in support modalities -- in-kind food aid to vouchers -- could have a positive impact on local economies, leading to increased incomes and livelihood opportunities. Kimetrica's study was also designed to explore if the voucher program would improve relations between camp and host communities, as well as between communities within the camps.

  • Year 2015

    Country Bangladesh Laos Nepal

    Client

    Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS

    Food for Education Programmes: Baseline Measures and M&E Services

    Kimetrica was contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme's (WFP) Southeast Asia Regional Bureau to undertake baseline surveys for its United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded McGovern-Dole school feeding programs. The main deliverables included revising country office performance management plans, and evaluation plans and research terms of reference. Baseline surveys of targeted school populations were carried out in Bangladesh, Nepal and Laos. The use of smartphones for data capture greatly facilitated the work, especially following an earthquake in Nepal. Final results and reports delivered to WFP included the identification of key performance indicators, a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan, and methods for reporting results. 

  • Year 2011

    Country Kenya

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Strategic Review of WFP’s Kenya Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO)

    In May 2009, WFP Kenya’s Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) was approved to support the Government of Kenya’s social protection strategy to help households in both rural and urban areas -- primarily in the country’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) -- cope with and recover from drought. The operation focused on rebuilding livelihoods, and improving community resilience to future droughts. The PRRO’s main components were recovery, social protection, and preparedness.  Kimetrica reviewed the existing PRRO and provided critical input toward the design of the follow-on PRRO. The review included a desk analysis of relevant documents, in-depth interviews with stakeholders both in Nairobi, Kenya and in the field, and focus group interviews with beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries, and relief committees from Turkana and Mwingi Districts. Key areas identified to improve overall program effectiveness included: advocacy and awareness; targeting and registration; food aid management; needs assessment; monitoring and evaluation; and exit strategies. Kimetrica’s recommendations were incorporated in WFP’s follow-on PRRO.

  • 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 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.