• Year
    2016-2018
    Country
    Kenya
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS
    Disaster Risk Management
    PROJECTS

    Impact Evaluation of Livelihoods Support to Refugees

    Kimetrica was contracted by DFID to conduct an impact evaluation of its programme in Kakuma refugee camp, “Supporting the Protection and Assistance of Refugees in Kenya” (SPARK). The livelihoods component of the initiative focuses on promoting durable solutions for refugees and better integration of the refugee and host community economies. Our research team is using a mixed methods approach, including quantitative surveys, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with beneficiaries, to address several questions, including beneficiary access to interventions, impact on household incomes, local market impacts, and social cohesion with the host community. The final study report will provide critical data for programme tuning and policy development related to refugee interventions in Kenya.

  • Year
    2016-2017
    Country
    Namibia
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Data Warehouse, Monitoring and Reporting Tools: Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism

    In support of the Government of Namibia’s implementation of a national policy to protect biodiversity and mitigate climate change impacts through the diversification of community livelihoods, Kimetrica was contracted to develop a web-based compliance monitoring system.  The system includes a data warehouse, tools for capturing data on mobile devices, and reporting modules for both management and national level monitoring. The system provided is open source allowing for future customization, easy maintenance, reduced operating costs, and easy access to facilitate adoption.  Optimized for low bandwidth connections, the web-based application supports both mobile and desktop devices.  In addition to the data warehouse, it includes a document archive, based on the open source Mayan EDMS tools and data capture modules based on KoboCollect. Hosted on a cloud server, the system requires virtually no software maintenance, limited dependencies on continued software support.

  • Year
    2016-2017
    Country
    Somalia
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Evaluation of the Social Mobilisation Network (SM Net)

    Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that invades the nervous system. Polio outbreaks between 2000 and 2015 have affected hundreds in Somalia, with some cases reported in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Social Mobilisation Network (SM Net) was established in 2013 by UNICEF to raise awareness of polio and increase coverage of polio vaccination in difficult to reach locations in Somalia. Kimetrica, in partnership with Forcier Consulting, was contracted to conduct an evaluation of SM Net activities, including impacts on coverage of polio immunization activities, and local perceptions of trust and community level support. The evaluation also explores SM Net’s ability to deliver on other child survival and development interventions. Using a mixed-methods approach, our team is collecting primary data, through individual interviews and focus group discussions, examining key issues of relevance, efficiency, sustainability, effectiveness, and impact; and undertaking an extensive analysis of secondary data on vaccination uptake over the duration of the programme.
     

  • Year
    2016-2018
    Country
    Kenya
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Nutritional Improvements through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) Evaluation

    With technical support from UNICEF, Kitui County Government has developed the Nutritional Improvements through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) Programme which aims to target households with children under two years of age and/or pregnant women. Kimetrica was contracted to investigate the impact of the programme on awareness and understanding of practices resulting in improved nutritional status, and improved anthropometric indices. The method being applied is a randomized control trial (RCT) for a period of one year, with up to 1,000 households being assessed at four time points. The study aims to assess whether combining nutrition counselling with cash assistance can improve nutrition outcomes.

  • Year
    2016
    Country
    Kenya
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    County Social Protection Coordination, Mapping and Capacity Assessment

    Kimetrica was commissioned by UNICEF Kenya to map Social Protection interventions and assess current mechanisms for coordination of the same at county and sub-county levels, identify capacity gaps, leading to the preparation of best practice guidance and standards for the coordination, implementation and financing of social protection programmes by the Government, development partners, private sector and civil society organizations and a capacity building programme for counties and sub-counties.

  • Year
    2016
    Country
    Ghana
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Child Trafficking Baseline Assessment for the Child Protection Compact Partnership

    Kimetrica conducted a baseline assessment on the state of child trafficking (including both forced child labour and child sex trafficking) in Ghana before the introduction of the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, a four year initiative between the Government of Ghana and the Government of the U.S. The assessment, which covered the year 2015, included over 90 key informant interviews with government officials and representatives of NGOs involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children in five regions (Greater Accra, Central, Volta, Eastern and Ashanti). It focused in particular on the infrastructure currently in place to combat child trafficking, as well as the availability and use of standard operating procedures, interagency collaborations and the availability and quality of relevant statistics and databases

  • Year
    2016
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Gambia
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Mozambique
    Niger
    Zimbabwe
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    African Risk Capacity Client Feedback Survey

    Kimetrica was contracted by DFID to undertake a client feedback survey related to the capacity building services provided by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency to its member countries. The survey instruments were designed and administered by the Kimetrica team through telephone interviews to Government representatives of 11 member countries. The survey aimed to determine ARC Member States' satisfaction with the ARC Agency services.  The findings of these surveys will contribute to the improvement of ARC capacity building activities in the future. 

  • Year
    2014-2016
    Country
    Mauritania
    Niger
    Senegal
    South Africa
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Independent Review of ARC Contingency Planning Processes and Design and Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    Kimetrica conducted an independent review of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) contingency planning process and provided strategic recommendations to strengthen the current M&E system. A second consultancy was commissioned to implement the recommendations provided to ARC. 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 monitoring of future payouts.

  • Year
    2015-2016
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Client
    Disaster Risk Management
    PROJECTS

    Systematic Reviews Call 8

    Kimetrica was awarded a grant for a systematic review of the efficiency and effectiveness of providing non-food interventions in the immediate aftermath and recovery period following natural disasters and political instability. The work involves extensive literature and programmatic research among both academic sources and implementing agencies as well as interviews with key implementers and donors.  The results of this research are expected to inform emergency response implementation modalities.

  • Year
    2015
    Country
    Kenya
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS
    Disaster Risk Management
    PROJECTS

    Refugees Vulnerability Study, Kakuma

    WFP has provided food assistance to Kakuma Refugee Camp, located in northern Kenya near the border with South Sudan, since 1991. From 2012 to 2015 there was a reduction in donor funding for the Kenyan refugee operation, concomitant with increased global competition for funds. In addition, there is a common belief that after more than 20 years of displacement, not all refugees have the same humanitarian assistance needs. In response to this, WFP, alongside UNHCR, commissioned Kimetrica to undertake a study examining the levels of socio-economic vulnerability of refugees in Kakuma 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 appropriateness of targeted assistance for refugees based on their actual needs and level of vulnerability.  As part of the work, Kimetrica conducted a livelihoods profile based on a sample of over 1,000 households, analysed the appropriateness of delivering targeted assistance, and offered recommendations on the practical aspects of implementation that should be considered to ensure targeting is fair, safe and successful.