• Year
    2014-2015
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Kenya
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Client
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    PROJECTS
    Disaster Risk Management
    PROJECTS

    Food Security and Humanitarian Monitoring

    Kimetrica is conducting 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 are collecting primary data from panel surveys of households, markets and health centers.  Using tablet computers and satellite telephones, Kimetrica staff are providing decision makers with near real time information on humanitarian conditions, food availability and population movements.  Our cutting edge methodological approach is collecting detailed information, allowing decision makers to better understand humanitarian conditions and design programmes to respond to immediate needs.  

  • 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
    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
    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
    2007
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Kenya
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Uganda
    Client
    Disaster Risk Management
    PROJECTS

    Tackling Food Insecurity in Kenya: A Report to the United Nation’s Horn of Africa Initiatives

    The Horn of Africa is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. In 2007, more than 40 percent of the region’s population were undernourished, and in Eritrea and Somalia, the proportion was as high as 70 percent.  As part of the World Food Programme’s contribution to the United Nation’s strategy for addressing food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, Kimetrica conducted an analysis of factors affecting food insecurity in the region, with particular emphasis placed on response mechanisms and processes undertaken by UN organisations. The study was based on consultations with over 30 individuals and organisations and a review of policy and project documentation. Our research team provided an analysis of existing practices and capabilities for dealing with food insecurity, focusing on acute or transient food insecurity. The report proposed changes to the UN disaster response system, including methodological reforms to the needs assessment, coordination, funding and implementation processes.