CARE-Kenya (September – October 2010)

Documentation of Yier Ngima PMTCT Project in Siaya District, Kenya. The Yier Ngima project implemented by CIK was being phased out after more than 8 years of successful completion. The documentation highlighted some of the innovative work undertaken at both community and facility levels to improve PMTCT service delivery and uptake in Siaya District. The purpose was to showcase with objectivity the Yier Ngima initiatives and to demonstrate the ways in which the funding supported the targeted delivery of quality PMTCT at the community and health facility levels, including lessons learnt in terms of reproducible scale up. The more than 8 hours of video coverage provides evidence of the project achievements and is summarized into a 15 minute DVD highlights.

World Bank (February – April 2009)
Crime and violence study in Kenya. This study is being conducted in two informal settlements of Nairobi – Korogocho and Viwandani. Both quantitative and qualitative tools are being utilized – 800 questionnaires, 16 FGDs and in-depth interviews with institutions working in these two areas. The study will include the lead consultant, two supervisors and 16 research assistants.
Contact person: Erik Alda.
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Family Health International (November 2008 – February 2009)
Baseline survey of workplace interventions in Shell offices nationally. Four hundred (400) questionnaires, 48 in-depth interviews were conducted with Shell staff, contractors and dependants. The research team included a lead researcher,study coordinator, 2 supervisors and 4 research assistants.
Contact person: Gideon Emukule, M&E Officer.
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United Nations Children‟s Fund – Kenya Country Office (December 2007 – July 2008)
Evaluation of Voucher Scheme for Skilled Deliveries in Northern Kenya within the Kenya Country Programme of Cooperation, Government of Kenya and UNICEF, 2003-2008. The data collected include: 1215 interviewer-based questionnaires, 40 in-depth interviews, 12 facility records and observational checklists and 70 exit interviews with mothers seeking ANC services.
Contact person: Susan Kiragu, M&E Officer.
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Christian Mission Aid (CMA) – Sudan Programme (January – July 2008)
A Health Baseline Survey in Jonglei and Upper Nile States, South Sudan. The data was collected in three locations: Keew, Jonglei and Darjo. The study participants included: 12 focus group discussions, 30 in-depth interviews and 1260 interviewer-based questionnaires (629 men and 631 women).
Contact person: Chip Bury, Program Director – Sudan.
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African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF–Kenya) – March – May 2007
Kibera Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Component. This was a baseline survey that targeted the youth in Laini Saba and Mashimoni villages of Kibera slum, Nairobi. The study was conducted by 4 supervisors and twenty research assistants. It utilized both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools: document reviews; 404 interviewer-based questionnaires with youth; checklists: observational checklist and institutional assessment tool; 18 in-depth interviews; and 80 semi-structured interviews. The project sought to strengthen the response to HIV/AIDS and RH among the young people.

Contact person: Wycliffe Owanda, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
AMREF-Kenya Country Office, Wilson Airport,
P. O. BOX 30125 Nairobi.
Tel. +254-20-501301/500508,
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African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF–Kenya) – March – May 2007
Kibera Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) project. This study focused on the knowledge, practices, attitudes towards PHASE, and an understanding of the available sanitation facilities within Kibera slum, Nairobi. The study was conducted by 4 supervisors and twenty research assistants. Data collection was done in 23 schools – 12 schools in the intervention areas and 11 schools from the control area. The data collection tools included interviewer-based questionnaires with 541 primary school pupils (N=301 in intervention schools and N=240 in control schools), 80 semi-structured interviews with parents and 23 general school information instruments (one per school). Qualitative data was generated through four focus group discussions (FGDs) in the community, and six in-depth interviews (IDIs).
Contact person:Wycliffe Owanda, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer,
AMREF-Kenya Country Office, Wilson Airport,
P. O. BOX 30125 Nairobi.
Tel. +254-20-501301/500508,
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Hope for African Children Initiative (HACI) – January 2007
Documenting for Dissemination Purposes Different Caregivers‟ Experiences within HACI Supported Programs. This was a qualitative study that targeted the caregivers of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in four countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique. In Kenya, the team leader supported the research assistant who conducted document reviews, two FGDs and five IDIs at St Camillus Dala Kiye Orphaned Welfare Home in Karungu location, South Nyanza – Migori district.
Contact person: Bwibo Adieri, Country Director,
HACI-Kenya,
P. O. Box 183-00202 Nairobi- Kenya,
Tel: +254-724-253588,
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African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF-Kenya) – August – October 2006: Outcome
Assessment of the Department for International Development (DFID) Funded Chwele Malaria Project and a Qualitative Study of the Starr Foundation Funded Ndivisi Integrated Malaria and MCH Project, Bungoma District. This study targeted pregnant women and children below five years in Chwele and Ndivisi divisions of Bungoma District. The study was conducted by one consultant and fifteen research assistants. The Chwele component utilized document reviews, seven FGDs, ten IDIs and 360 interviewer-based household questionnaires while the Ndivisi component utilized document reviews, record reviews, four FGDs and ten IDIs.
Contact person: Wycliffe Owanda, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer,
AMREF- Kenya Country Office, Wilson Airport,
P. O. BOX 30125 Nairobi.
Tel. +254-20-501301/500508,
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TearFund-UK (May – July 2006)
Planning for a Strategic Scale-up Response to HIV and AIDS in Tanzania. This was a situational analysis that targeted Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) in four regions in Tanzania: Iringa, Shinyanga, Mara and Kagera. This study was conducted by four consultants: two from the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), one from MAP International and one from Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT).
Contact person: Peter Gitau, Regional Advisor,
TearFund Regional Office-Kenya.
Tel: +254-722-706078,
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Economist Association and World Bank (May 2006)
A pre-survey on small-scale private service providers in the water and electricity sectors. This study involved compiling a list of official and non-official water kiosks owned by individuals (private) in selected towns in Kenya: Mombasa, Nairobi, Thika, Meru, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kakamega and Eldoret. This was in preparation for a survey on the role of small-scale private service providers in the water and electricity sectors in Kenya. The study was conducted by 2 researchers from AIHD who used a checklist (listing sheet) to record the number of water kiosks in the towns that were visited.
Contact person: James Mutero, Independent Consultant,
Tel: +254-733-720894.

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF-Kenya) – December 2005 – March 2006
Terminal Evaluation of European Union Block Grant Funded Programme made up of five projects in four districts of Turkana, Nyando, Homa Bay and Bungoma-Kenya. The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative tools of data collection. Data collection was undertaken by 4 supervisors and 37 research assistants. In total 1,745 people were interviewed by use of an interviewer-based questionnaire. Twenty six focus group discussions (FGDs) and 37 in-depth interviews (IDIs) were held.
Contact person:Wycliffe Owanda, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer,
AMREF-Kenya Country Office, Wilson Airport,
P. O. BOX 30125 Nairobi.
Tel. +254-20-501301/500508,
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The World Bank (June 2004 – September 2007)
Kenya Country and Social Vulnerability Assessment. The study, conducted by twenty-four researchers and several technical experts was informed by qualitative and quantitative research undertaken in six districts of Kenya:

  • Bungoma,
  • Kisii Central,
  • Kiambu,
  • Kwale,
  • Nakuru and
  • Isiolo.

The study focused on two main development challenges facing rural households: institutional collapse, and crime and violence. The main deliverable was a national report.
Two papers have been written – one on social policy and the other on changes in gender relations due to changing livelihoods. As a follow-up of the study a dissemination workshop was held at the Grand Regency Hotel – Nairobi (August 14, 2007). The aim of the workshop was to disseminate the draft Kenya Country Social Analysis (KCSA) report to the public for feedback into the final report.
Contact person: Dr. Paul A. Francis, Senior Social Development Specialist,
The World Bank, 18181 H Street, NW Washington,DC 20433,

 

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