• Year
    2011-2012
    Country
    Rwanda
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Rwanda: Feed the Future Impact Survey Design

    Feed the Future (FTF) is the United States Government's global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and to forge long-term solutions to chronic food insecurity and undernutrition. Drawing upon resources and expertise of agencies across the U.S. Government, this Presidential Initiative is helping countries transform their agricultural sectors in order to sustainably grow enough food to feed their people. In 2011, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) FTF initiative experimented with different approaches to measure impact.  USAID Rwanda engaged Weidemann and Kimetrica to design methodologies to measure the impact of a FTF activity in Rwanda.  Kimetrica developed several different impact methodologies to enable USAID to draw comparisons of key programme outcomes among beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries.   The work identified key constraints to measuring outcome indicators and highlighted the need to incorporate the requirements of impact assessment with programme implementation strategies.   Kimetrica’s contribution to methods for monitoring and evaluation of FTF programmes has influenced the initiative as a whole.

  • Year
    Country
    Rwanda
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure Regularisation in Rwanda

    The Government of Rwanda’s (GOR) Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy identifies land registration as a critical element, improving land productivity and functioning of land markets, reducing conflicts, empowering women, and improving overall governance.  In 2009, with support from international donors, the GOR began implementing a national programme to register all of the estimated 7.9 million land parcels in Rwanda.  Kimetrica was contracted to provide an impact evaluation of the land registration process on key outcome variables, including household perceptions of land tenure security, asset protection, female empowerment, access to land, access to credit, livelihood diversification, and overall human welfare.  Kimetrica’s survey team finalised and reviewed survey instruments, trained and managed enumeration teams, conducted 2+ hour household interviews with 4,000 households, and captured the data in Kimetrica’s survey management software, ki-metricsTM.   The final data analysis and baseline report was used by the Government of Rwanda to measure the rollout and impact of its National Land Tenure Program.

  • Year
    2009-2011
    Country
    Botswana
    Ethiopia
    France
    Ghana
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Malawi
    Mozambique
    Namibia
    Rwanda
    Sierra Leonne
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Swaziland
    Tanzania
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    International Household Survey Network Data Clinics

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides support to national governments in survey design, data management and data analysis.  As part of this effort, Kimetrica provided technical assistance to government statistics offices through capacity development in conducting national surveys, managing data, data analysis and dissemination. Kimetrica's technical trainers provided regional and national level training to over 20 countries in Africa and Asia on comprehensive micro-data evaluation, data processing systems, survey methods, analysis, indicator selection and public dissemination policy. The project increased the ability of national statistics bureaus to manage national surveys, process data and use data for policy and economic development decision-making.

  • Year
    2009-2010
    Country
    Rwanda
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Vision Umurenge 2020 Pilot Project: Baseline Survey

    Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) is an Integrated Local Development programme to accelerate poverty eradication, rural growth, and social protection. The project is an initiative by the Government of Rwanda (GoR), in collaboration with development partners and NGOs. It is led by the Ministry of Local Government, Good Governance, Community Development and Social Affairs (MINALOC) and supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN). VUP uses the existing decentralisation system and leverages technical and financial assistance to accelerate the rate of poverty reduction in Rwanda. As the government's flagship poverty reduction activity, the VUP programme targeted 30 of the poorest districts with employment in public works, direct support, financial services and training.  To assess the impact of the pilot phase of the project, Kimetrica conducted household and focus group interviews to inform the direction and extent of the programme's rollout in 2010. The assessment included interviews with 800 household beneficiaries and dozens of community focus groups.

  • Year
    2009
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Ethiopia
    Ivory Coast
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mozambique
    Rwanda
    Senegal
    Sierra Leonne
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Swaziland
    Switzerland
    Tanzania
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
    Client
    Disaster Risk Management
    PROJECTS

    Increasing Smallholder Production through Structured Demand in TB, HIV/AIDS Treatment and OVC Programmes: Feasibility and Impact Analysis

    With the significant expansion of HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC programmes in Africa, there is both an urgent need to meet the demand for expanding programmes and, at the same time, address the increased food security and nutritional needs of programme clients.  Under a contract with UNAIDS, Kimetrica conducted a study on the feasibility and potential impact on smallholder incomes of market opportunities for supplying food to support antiretroviral therapy (ART) and Tuberculosis (TB) treatment programmes and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) services in Africa.  Kimetrica conducted case studies in six African countries to gain insight and practical knowledge of the potential benefits, costs, risks and constraints of investing in smallholder supply chains for donor-funded health and social protection programmes. In addition, Kimetrica's staff mapped potential partners in 20 African countries, ranging from NGOs to farmer groups to health facilities that can manage procurement of food between small farmers and social protection programmes.  The study’s findings were used to develop programmes to support smallholder production and to provide nutritional support to HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC beneficiaries.

  • Year
    2008
    Country
    DRC
    Kenya
    Rwanda
    South Sudan
    Tanzania
    Uganda
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Baseline Survey and Supply Chain Management Tools: Great Lakes Cassava Initiative in East and Central Africa

    To better target project inputs and measure impact, Kimetrica's survey staff conducted a baseline survey of over 9,000 households and hundreds of communities in six East and Central African countries, including war-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The data collected established baseline measures on cassava yields and utilisation patterns, targeting methods, yield impacts of cassava mosaic disease and overall impact on food security. In addition to the baseline survey, Kimetrica developed a supply chain management system to help the FAO better manage the distribution of cassava mosaic disease-tolerant material to farmers in East and Central Africa.

  • Year
    2008
    Country
    Angola
    Botswana
    Ethiopia
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Malawi
    Mozambique
    Rwanda
    South Sudan
    Sri Lanka
    Sudan
    Tanzania
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Microdata Management Toolkit Training

    The Microdata Management Toolkit developed by the World Bank Data Group  for the International Household Survey Network aims to promote the adoption of international standards and best practices for microdata documentation, dissemination and preservation. Kimetrica conducted hands-on microdata management training for the National Bureaus of Statistics in 15 African countries. In Sri Lanka, Kimetrica trained national staff in improved methods for data capture, documentation, data storage and dissemination of microdata and metadata related to national surveys, such as household and expenditure surveys, population census and health surveys. The training included an introduction to the OECD's Microdata Management Toolkit, an easy-to-use system for survey data management.  

  • Year
    2008
    Country
    Burundi
    DRC
    Kenya
    Rwanda
    South Sudan
    Tanzania
    Uganda
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System; Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

    The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative (GLCI) was implemented to strengthen the capacity of local partners in preparing for and responding to the present cassava mosaic disease and emerging cassava brown streak disease pandemics that threaten food security and incomes of cassava dependent farm families in six Great Lake countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project linked with existing breeding programmes, farmer evaluations of new varieties and integrated crop management options to train 3,000 farmer groups in improved farming techniques to increase crop yields.  In support of the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E)  system, Kimetrica's survey team conducted surveys of over 9,000 households in 6 countries to establish a monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative. To facilitate M&E across multiple countries, Kimetrica's software team established a web-based system, allowing for the fast collection of time-sensitive data at the farmer level. Combined with data collection tools to help track the spread and mitigation of cassava mosaic across the project area, the M&E system provided CRS and its partners with a near real-time M&E system for project management and impact measurement.