Research and Evaluation

WE PROVIDE A FULL SUITE OF RESEARCH SERVICES INCLUDING DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, ANALYSIS AND REPORTING FOR EVALUATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS.

Our core strengths are robust, scientific analysis and timely reporting. We find the right research tools for the context and issues, and while our primary focus is Randomized Control Trials (RCT) and econometric analysis, we also fully incorporate qualitative and contextual data into our work.

We invest in understanding clients’ policy and project objectives and choices. Our research results in clearly-articulated recommendations that impact decision-making.

OUR PRIMARY OFFERINGS ARE:

  • Real time project and policy evaluations
  • Baseline surveys and impact surveys
  • Economic evaluations of major social and investment projects
  • Performance analysis for projects
  • Situational and remote monitoring primarily in conflict-affected areas
  • Third party monitoring and external program quality assurance

OUR TEAM CAPABILITIES ARE:

  • Research strategy conceptualization and design
  • Literature reviews including systematic reviews
  • Survey instrument / questionnaire design
  • Impact analysis using a range of statistical methods
  • Economic analysis and cost modeling
  • Narrative and qualitative data interpretation
  • Policy analysis and implementation science
  • Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI)
Featured Nutritional Improvements through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) Evaluation

UNICEF contracted Kimetrica to assess the impact of a randomised control trial in 1,000 households receiving both nutritional counselling and cash assistance. This study is the first of its kind in Africa. The goal of our evaluation is to assess whether the program improved the nutritional status in young children and pregnant women in Kitui and Machakos County, Eastern Kenya.

EXAMPLES OF OUR RECENT WORK

  • Building Self-reliance for Refugees and Host Communities (BSRP)
    Building Self-reliance for Refugees and Host Communities (BSRP)
    Client: USAID
    Country: Ethiopia

    UNICEF contracted Kimetrica to evaluate the Building Self-reliance for Refugees and Host Communities by Improved Sustainable Basic Social Service Delivery Programme (BSRP).

  • Child Trafficking Baseline Assessment for the Child Protection Compact Partnership
    Child Trafficking Baseline Assessment for the Child Protection Compact Partnership
    Client: Westat
    Country: Ghana

    This is the first evidence-based assessment of the state of child trafficking and institutional response and capacity in Ghana. This is the first evidence-based assessment of the state of child trafficking and institutional response and capacity in Ghana.

  • Nutritional Improvements through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) Evaluation
    Nutritional Improvements through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) Evaluation
    Client: UNICEF
    Country: Kenya

    UNICEF contracted Kimetrica to assess the impact of a randomised control trial in 1,000 households receiving both nutritional counselling and cash assistance.

  • Impact Evaluation of Livelihoods Support to Refugees
    Impact Evaluation of Livelihoods Support to Refugees
    Client: DFID
    Country: Kenya

    DFID contracted Kimetrica to evaluate Phase I of an innovative livelihoods program. It targets refugees in the Kakuma camp and Kalobeiyei settlement, and members of the surrounding host community.