IKI was contracted to manage data collection for the MPSS for the World Bank and Ministry of Education Science and Technology. IKI was responsible for recruitment and training of staff, designing of data collection templates into SurveyCTO, data collection and Data cleaning.
The government of Malawi and the World Bank are running a program called the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Project’s (MESIP’s) main objective is to improve the equity and quality of primary education service delivery in early grade levels with an emphasis on improved accountability and functioning at the school level.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with its partners to implement the Let Girls Learn Program (Apatseni Mwayi Atsikana Aphunzire--AMAA) in Malawi. The purpose of the program is to reduce early and child marriage and teen pregnancy to increase school access, performance, and retention. component.
IKI was contracted by Social Impact to conduct baseline data collection for the Malawi National Reading program in all education districts of Malawi funded by USAID. The project included leaner assessments, head teacher interviews and school climate assessments
The project aims at evaluating interventions to delay marriage in four countries: India, Mali, Niger and Malawi. Pop council is working with Save the Children, Simavi, and Oxfam Novib. The project will run from 2016-2020. As the evaluation partner, the Council will be responsible for quantitative and qualitative data collection to assess program impact. The plan is to conduct baseline, midline and endline surveys of approximately 1000 adolescents 12-19 in select communities in Malawi. The survey will include girls 12-19, sampling approximately 20 per enumeration area (EA) in 50 EAs based on a household listing of all households with a girl between the 12-19 from a random selection of 50 EAs across intervention and control TAs.
RTI International as the leading implementer of the EGRA activities in Malawi will conduct a study to evaluate the behavior change and communication, which is a component within the EGRA activities. The study was conducted in Ntcheu district in two zones where one was a control and the other an intervention zone. IKI was contracted to do data collection thus recruited and trained enumerators, data collection template programming, data entry and cleaning.
IKI is working with Social Impact on a USAID funded project That is aimed at evaluating the reading capabilities of Malawian children in lower classes of primary school. This is a five years project to run through 2017 from 2013 with each year being a data collection wave. IKI is responsible for data collection, designing of data collection templates and loading them into tablets, data cleaning. This project interviews 9000 households across the country and 9000 students in schools nationwide
The 2008 SIHR was a randomized study of how income and schooling affect schoolgirl’s health and educational outcomes. IKI managed conditional cash transfers to more than 1,200 schoolgirls and their families, as well as collecting attendance records for all girls. The evaluation was designed to compare the impact of financial support on those who had dropped out of school as well as those who attended consistently; it found that cash transfers had an impact not only on schooling but also on sexual and reproductive health. The study was conducted in Zomba District.
IKI is contracted by Hivos to conduct a comprehensive study on Child Marriages in Malawi. The study involves documentation of child marriage activities, mapping of organizations and activities on ending child marriages and a nationwide comprehensive baseline study. The assignment is aimed at measuring community perceptions, to inform the prevalence of child marriages in the country and make recommendations on how best interventions should be conducted.
This study is designed to identify the mechanisms linking school quality and educational outcomes of youth to sexual behavior and the acquisition of HSV-2 and HIV. The longitudinal survey data collected from over 2,200 respondents will permit analysis of important gender differences in these mechanisms as the young women and men age from 14-16 in 2009 to 20-22 in 2013. IKI led the data collection and management of this important study.
The Likoma Network Study is a collaboration of IKI with the University of Pennsylvania and the College of Medicine of the University of Malawi. The LNS is the first complete study of sexual networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and has highlighted previously unknown structures and characteristics of networks that affect HIV transmission. IKI led data collection and the management of relational databases for this complex study conducted in a hard-to-reach locality, interviewing all adult inhabitants residing on Likoma island (over 8000 individuals).
The observational field journal project collects data on the content of informal conversations in social networks. It provides unique information on the perspective of rural Malawians on topics such as livelihoods, family matters such as marriage, divorce, and the care of children, and on responses to the AIDS epidemic. IKI has pioneered this new method of qualitative data collection, called hearsay ethnography, together with faculty from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.
This is a quasi-experimental study to assess the feasibility of using ICT in improving maternal and child health. IKI designed, executed and analyzed the baseline quantitative and qualitative data collected from over 2800 households in four health centers in Balaka District and in two control health centers in Ntcheu District as treatment and control districts, respectively. In 2013, IKI conducted a follow up study with the same sample size as the baseline to evaluate the impact of the intervention.
MLSFH is a longitudinal study (2008-2016) that has investigated the impact of the AIDS epidemic on adults, adolescents and children. Repeated surveys of a randomly selected sample in rural Malawi collected quantitative information on household income, on the time use of all family members (e.g. in subsistence agricultural production, income-generating activities and domestic work); IKI managed the household panel survey and anthropometric data collection and processing for more than 4,000 individuals in the districts of Balaka, Mchinji and Rumphi
GEM is an annual, internationally coordinated, cross-country assessment of national and regional entrepreneurial activity. The GEM consortium now includes 74 countries, representing more than 2/3rds of the world’s population, and its annual report is widely recognized as the most authoritative poll of entrepreneurship in the world. IKI has introduced Malawi into this important study and has collected the quantitative data from 2000 individuals from across the country using smart phones and an open source software for computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), Open Data Kit
IKI conducted an evaluation of a Village Savings and Loan Associations project in Karonga District. The evaluation consisted of a baseline survey with heads of households and their spouses in 2009, and two rounds of follow up with the same respondents in 2010 and 2011.
This study provides repeated HIV testing and counseling sessions to HIV sero-discordant couples in Zomba district. The study evaluated the outcomes of the repeated HIV testing and counseling programs by analyzing data on sero-conversions and self-reported sexual behavior in the studied population. IKI has tested over 3000 couples for HIV and followed up by collected the quantitative data from over 350 sero-discordant couples for this study using smart phones and an open source software for computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), Open Data Kit.
IKI led the quantitative data collection, capture and quality control for an independent evaluation of the Community Based Rural Land Development Project (CBRLDP). The aim of the project was to identify what works to improve agricultural productivity and thus household incomes. IKI managed the qualitative data collection, analysis and report writing for the evaluation. IKI also organized and cleaned previously collected household survey data and collected additional data from households, to develop a panel data set that could be used to analyze changes in agricultural productivity and income among more than 1,000 households.
This national study with a sample size of 4800 survey respondents and 33 in-depth interviews in 25 districts evaluated the effectiveness of mass media communication approaches in combating HIV used by Soul City’s partner organizations in Malawi; Pakachere, Community Media Trust and SAFAIDS. IKI, together with our partners, designed, executed and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data using cutting-edge analysis methods including Propensity Score Matching.
TEVETA with funding from the World Bank implemented a project to train orphans and vulnerable children in various technical skills and entrepreneurship across the country. IKI was contracted to perform both the baseline study in 2010 and its follow up study in 2011 both with a sample size of 1200 respondents to evaluate the impact of this program.
IKI collected qualitative data relating to money transfers, mobile money transfer programs and public works programs.
IKI conducted a qualitative study to further understand the emerging issues from the quantitative evaluation of the Bridge II HIV prevention activities.
IKI provided training and implementation support for the project’s data collection using Open Data Kit on Android tablet computers.