Applied Research

Applied Research and Knowledge Management

As a research institution, IDIA is dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge and carries out applied research based upon collaborations that allow multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary work of high methodological quality. The research activities aim to significantly contribute to improving policy processes and outcomes and quality of life. The following are some of the projects undertaken by IDIA under this pillar:

PROJECT

ORGANIZATION

YEAR

COUNTRY

APPLIED RESEARCH (BASELINE SURVEY, NEEDS ASSESSMENT & FEASIBILITY STUDIES)

Freedom to Choose: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in South Sudan

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

 

February 2019 to October 2019

South Sudan (Juba, Jonglei and Torit States)

Conducting Rapid Assessment for Timiza Usafi Project in Homabay county

 

Amref Health Africa, Kenya

September 2018 to June 2019

Kenya

International comparative study of institutional frameworks for urban sanitation in countries with significant decentralisation: lessons for Kenya? In collaboration with Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and AguaConsult of United Kingdom

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) UK – Urban Sanitation Research Initiative

November 2017 – May 2018

Kenya, India, Indonesia and South Africa

Comparative study of urban water and sanitation budgets in 11 counties in Kenya (Mombasa, Kilifi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Wajir, Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Laikipia, Kiambu and Nairobi)

Water and sanitation for the urban poor (WSUP)- Kenya

July 2017- Present

Kenya

WSUP urban sanitation research initiative, international comparative study of institutional frameworks for urban sanitation in countries with significant decentralization; lessons from Kenya

AGUA Consult

2019

Kenya

Situation analysis of the urban sanitation sector in 3 countries

Agua Consult/ Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

9th December 2016 to 31st March 2017

Kenya, Ghana and Bangladesh

Assessment of the size and application of HIV resources within the infrastructure projects in Kenya

USAID, Health Policy Plus Project- Palladium/ National AIDS Control Council (NACC)

 

November 2016 – January 2017

Kenya

Needs assessment of the EAC knowledge management (KM) and Partner states knowledge platforms/systems

East African Community

January 2017- April 2017

Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Conduct Sector Mapping for Alternative WASH channels

Micro Save Consulting Limited

25th May to 31st July 2015

Kenya

Research on Health Financing Schemes Aiming Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya

JICA

February to March 2015

Kenya

Operations Research for Qualitative Methodology

JICA-JICA

June to August 2014

 

Organizational assessment of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) – Micro Insurance.

NHIF/Swedish Cooperative Centre/CORAT Africa

May-June 2010

 

Kenya

 

Organizational assessment of the financial empowerment of member-based organizations (FEMO) project.

Co-op Bank/Swedish Cooperative Centre/ CORAT Africa

May 2010

 

Kenya