2022 Projects Executed

The Role of African Universities in Resolving Africa’s Challenges was commence by the pro-vice Chancellor for the Asheshi University, One of the premium private Universities in Ghana with the aim of understanding how universities can contributed to the challenges facing Africa. A sample of 1000 respondent distributed across Ghana, Kenya and Zambabwe were approached with a short question on what their views were.

GNBCC and the Netherland Embassy in Accra had a collective goal of contributing to the development of the private sector in the country and increasing the bilateral trade flows between Netherland and Ghana focusing on green agribusiness. The current study will therefore conduct a digital market research targeting specific target groups to understand their digital communication usage and their most effective communication channels. This will help inform them on the most effective communication channels and digital platforms to adhere to in order to enhance the efficacies and sustainability of their business relationship in the coming years. The following will be the key target group of the study

A GIZ support project in support of a technical working committee made of representatives of multistakeholders: The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), the Ghana Hubs Network, Young Entrepreneurs Chamber, Ghana Startup Network, i4Policy and the Private Enterprise Federation to draft Ghana’s version of the startup bill to presented to the Government- Ongoing

We are assisting Kasahorow Foundation to gain clearance from the Prisons HQ and to interview inmates from selected prisons in Ghana to understand the common attachment style experienced by inmates- Ongoing

A multi-country research study about the management of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa on behalf of a multi-national pharmaceutical company

2021 Projects Executed

Interview 200 Mothers with weaning babies in selected communities across three regions on their television watching habits.

Market Study (GDN)- The role of Deign in Green Agribusiness in Ghana (Ongoing)-From GDN

We assist Ashesi University in interviewing participants who attended the Ghana Innovation Week on their experience and usage of technology- Completed

Local funds disbursement & cross border transfers survey – Merchant interviews (200), Consumer Interviews (250), IDIs ( 4), FGDs ( 8 per group)- 4 session in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi – Completed

Annual Benchmark study on the performance and penetration of KKP products in Ghana across selected regions.

Geopoll Small Holder Farmers Project for AGRONA– 900 interviews with farmers across Ghana –From USA

Caterpillar, the brand manufacturers of CAT excavators is planning to introduce a new CAT 20T medium size excavator and ads around. As part of that, they are conducting a study in five country: Saudi Arabia, Chile, Indonesia, Kenya and Ghana. We were contracted interview Equipment Managers and Heavy Machine owners across the country with excavators –completed

Administering questionnaires to 500 cashew farms in selected locations across the country.

Profiling and interviewing 400 SMEs from selected locations across the country – Completed

Match making project. Profiling and arranging interview appointments between 168 companies in Ghana and  28 companies from Turkey for an online B2B meetings– Completed

As part of the WSUP Building Resilience to Covid-19 project in Ghana, Researchlime team is provide support to schools in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale with Covid-19 prevention messages and education in lively and engaging sessions with students and teachers in collaboration with major stakeholders as schools resumes in January, 2021-Completed

Profiling and interviewing 400 SMEs from selected locations across the country – Completed

2020 Projects Executed

WSUP has received funding from Unilever-DFID HBCC (Hygiene Behaviour Change Coalition) to help provide essential key messages and services to the urban poor communities in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale in line with the Government of Ghana responses to the Covid-19 pandemic-Completed

  1. Endline Evaluation of Action Aid’s Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerments and Rights (POWER) project; The promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and

Rights (POWER) project is a five year initiative (2016-2020) supported by Action Aid, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands under the Funding Leadership and Opportunity for Women (FLOW) 2 funding mechanism. The project aims to increase the income of 21,000 women in Ghana, Rwanda and Bangladesh and their ability to control their income, through practicing agroecology, better access to markets and reducing recognizing and redistribution Unpaid Care Work. The project also seeks to address issues related to violence against women and girls through interlinkages with the project focus areas.

Conducting series of phone interviews for Geopoll, a USA based Market Research Company. Educational survey 2000 respondents, Farmers survey 500, SMEs 50, Agro Chemicals firms 1000 respondents and another 100 SMEs in Accra and Kumasi.

CPC is a big player in the cocoa confectionery and beverage industry in Ghana. The market has registered new entrants culminating in an intense competition. For chocolate, Cocoa Processing Company Ltd controls a big market size which reflects the largest share of the market. As a result the Marketing Department is conducting a research to determine GoldenTree brand market size and share. Researchime has been contracted to conduct a study that address the Market size and Market share in Ghana.

Farm Fresh is a team of entrepreneurs looking to develop an online platform and mobile app that connects vegetable farmers directly to (B2B) consumers and buyers in Ghana/West Africa. To begin with, they have designed a pilot program that focuses on tomato sales within Accra. Farm Fresh is currently looking to validate various assumptions made in their business proposal by conducting market research, largely focused on the demand side of the tomato value chain. The research is aimed at determining the size of the market, identifying potential customers, analyzing price changes through the value chain, and gaining a general insight into the industry and competitive landscape.

A consumer market survey in six (6) regions across Ghana: KokoPlus is a start up food supplement for nutritional infant diets in Ghana. We are currently conducting a yearly market survey for the Ajinamoto Foundation, a Japanese company which is in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS). We conducted a similar study in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the same organization.

We conducted a market study for a German Company that is looking into the Beer Market in Ghana. We are currently gathering data from all the sixteen (16) regions on various beer brands, prices, marketing strategies and various data points.

GAMA, a government sponsored programme is supporting two innovation, NSUO app (An mobile application for ordering sachet water) and ICEESPOOL, a mobile application for ordering feacal sludge service To improve on their market value and expand their activities, Researchlime team has been tasked to conduct 1000 interviews in households, institutions, shops, supermarkets and malls

Charity Water, an international water focus organization in USA is working to install 3500 water sensors on AFRIDEV borehole across three African countries ( Malawi, Ethopia and Ghana). In Ghana, they are installing 1000 water sensors. These sensors enables them to track and report to governments and CSOs in the water sector, volumes of water pumped from each borehole, functionality of the borehole and to provide a system to easily accessing pump parts and organizing repairs. These is  a pilot project where the data will be loaded to google services and other platforms for use. In Ghana, we are working CWSA which the government branch in charge of Rural water and eight other water NGOs in this pilot phases.

Pfizer UK through Researchlime Ghana Ltd is conducting a study in selected countries on health issues and will like to invite selected physicians, government officials and health officials to be part of this study. Pfizer is a premier innovative biopharmaceutical company, discovering, developing and providing medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. You can find more information about Pfizer here www.pfizer.co.uk.

Audit (Completed)– Wave 2. A detail audits of 1000 retail outlets and 1000 consumers in all the 16 regions of Ghana.

A heavy duty manufacturing company Caterpillar though  Infotrakdata Kenya is contracting Researchlime team to screen and conduct interviews with key customers of heavy duty machine buying companies in Ghana – Jan-February 2020

Infotrak a consulting firm in Kenya and across west Africa is seeking the services of Researchlime Ltd to assist in collecting field data on the opinions of voters towards the upcoming election in Ghana 2020. In all the 16 regions across 175 constituencies.

The opinion poll which is centered around the Ghana 2020 elections seeks to gather the opinion of voters on the major issues that are of concerns to them and what their voting intentions could be. The target respondents are mainly valid voters who qualify to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential election in Ghana.

2019 Projects Executed

Ghana Nutrition Improvement Project started in 2009 to improve the nutritional situation of weaning babies in Ghana, by adding necessary nutrition such as protein, vitamin and minerals to their most traditionally popular complementary food, KOKO. Scope of Study:  Five Regions (Greater Accra, Eastern, Northern, Central and Ashanti Region)

Target: Weaning mothers across 16 communities.

Total data points collected/interviews: 600

One on one interview of 6 respondent on camera

Interviewing of another 160 on a new TV ads that was aired  on selected television stations

A retail audit of 1000 kasapreko outlets in ten regions of Ghana and interviewing additional 1000 consumers of kasapreko products users which is made up of various kinds of spirits and hard liquor.

RTI International commissioned Researchlime Limited to conduct primary research on the current and future landscape of sanitation in Ghana and potential for the establishment of an omni-processor. Specifically, the survey is being conducted in Kumasi and Takoradi. The omni-processor is a waste-to-resource system that takes in fecal sludge and produces clean water, ash, and electricity, eliminating pathogens in the process. The survey was conducted in two major cities in Ghana: Kumasi and Sekondi-Takoradi. It drew on primary data from stakeholder interviews and secondary data from published reports, journal articles and policy documents. The Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP) is a program of RTI International working to accelerate commercialization of transformative sanitation technologies. They are supporting a client in evaluating the opportunity for deployment of an omni-processor in Ghana.

USAID recently launched a media campaign with the following aims:

  • To activate a competitive retail LLIN market in the three southern regions of Ghana (Ashanti, Greater Accra, and Western).
  • To generate demand for commercially available LLINs among our primary and secondary audiences
    • Primary Audience: middle income families, living in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas, that have the ability to buy a net (i.e. have disposable income)
    • Secondary Audience: those outside the middle class, living in urban areas, who will be exposed to the generic advertisement
  • To ensure that target consumers, in the three focal regions, know about the availability of LLINs in retail shops and the benefits of purchasing and using them.

To access this media campaign, Researchlime through MMS was hired to carry out monthly mini-surveys (could be a dipstick) in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi to measure the quality of exposure to the various ads (i.e. by tracking the percentage of the target audience that are exposed to radio, TV and social media campaign messages and how often those advertisements are viewed or heard based on consumer demographics.  In total Researchlime team conducted 1800 interviews in Greater Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi

DBS Industries Limited is a multifaceted building construction company that manufactures, sells, and installs Aluzinc trusses, roofing sheets, irons rods and concrete products. With over 21years experience in the roofing industry and a single aim of providing quality and affordable roofing solutions to the Ghanaian populace, DBS Industries Limited is keen on diversifying its products and services to cater to a substantial fraction of the built market. DBS Industries Limited is considering setting up a local production line for expanded polystyrene (EPS) and wants to conduct a market. Researchlime Ltd was therefore consulted to conduct both qualitative and quantitative study on their Competitor landscape analysis(Pricing model, Marketing strategy, factory positioning/location, annual competitor projections, production set up and competitor weight analysis per annum, Customer segmentation, Distribution channel, Market demand and supply, Product quality variance ( thicknesses available for specific applications and most preferred thickness for food and beverage packaging), EPA regulations on waste disposal management  and other Unknown applications of polystyrene and price responsiveness to product

Project description: Due to past and recent port development, plastic as well as chemical pollution, illegal fisheries, and climate change, the natural areas in and around Tema, Sakumono and the Volta Enclave are currently threatened. Several projects that focus on the restoration and protection of natural areas are therefore being suggested. The natural areas included in these projects are beaches, the Sakumono/Keta lagoon and mangroves. These projects aim to increase the size of these natural areas and to ensure that they are healthy.

To investigate what the community management of the natural areas can and should look like, Researchlime was contracted to recruit, train and gathering data from heads of households across the two regions.

Scope of the Study: Communities along the sakumonon lagoon and Keta lagoon such as Agbledomi, Srogbe, Whuti, Anyanui, Attiteti, Fuvume, Atorko, Anloga, Vomigo and Sakumonon.

Target: A total of 1200 heads of households leaving and working within the selected communities

2018 Projects Executed

A client of MMS Ghana was looking into importing a new brand of OAT into the country. To better make informed decisions, Researchlime team has been tasked to gather field data in selected regions be interviewing heads of public boarding schools, super market owners, scanning products are the various malls and wholesale shops, interviewing the general public and traders who prepare and sell  OAT product to the general public.

Scope of Study: Two regions (Greater Accra and Ashanti Region)

Target: Boarding Schools, Major markets Wholesalers, Malls, Supermarkets, booksellers and the general public.

Total data points collected/interviews: 1250

Data was collected using Electronic Data Collection tool called insyt.

Based on the results of consumer research in October 2017, The Ajinomoto team have hypothesis that recommendation from nurses with nutrition education is very effective to increase consistent use of KPP. Also in accordance with this hypothesis, they started a pilot activities that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) nurse recommend KKP after nutrition education in health facilities in Asokore Mampong from February 2018. Researchlime was therefore consulted to evaluate the effect of these activities in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Scope of Study: One regions (Ashanti Region)

Target: Weaning mothers across 7 communities in Asokore Mampong district

Total data points collected/interviews: 250

Data was collected using Electronic Data Collection tool called ODK.

In order to expand the gradual sales of the KKP products  for the current three regions to the 4th region, TAF felt the need to conduct a baseline study to market situation in Cape Coast before expanding sales to the region. Researchlime was therefore consulted to undertake a baseline study in Kotokraba and Abura in the Cape Coast Municipality to establishing the current state of mothers attitudes towards complementary foods, their preference, knowledge on nutrients, source of information, awareness  and perception of existing brands and others.

Scope of Study: One regions (Central Region)

Target: Weaning mothers across 2 communities (Kotokraba and Abura)

Total data points collected/interviews: 200

Data was collected using Electronic Data Collection tool called ODK.

An innovative waste water recycling system for car washing stations was developed by an entrepreneur in Kumasi and has been testing the system in the Kumasi Metropolis. As the initial results are promising, the entrepreneur and the funding partners would like to scale up the project. MDF West Africa limited was therefore approached to provide support in the form of business development to come up with an upscalling strategy.  As part of MDF assignment, they are to gather field data from car washing stations in four regions by interview car washing station owners. This assignment was outsourced to Researchlime.

2017 Projects Executed

Ghana Nutrition Improvement Project has been started in 2009 to improve the nutrition situation of wearing babies in Ghana by adding necessary nutrition as protein, vitamin and minerals to their most traditionally popular complementary food for mothers who have wearing babies. CARE conducted a distribution test of KKP in East Manprusi District in the Northern Region, in 2013-2014, and got high continuous use ratio (62% of target consumers used in past 7 days). There was therefore a need for a proper evaluation to study further directions about how to utilise NGO for this project. Researchlime was therefore picked to conduct a consumer market survey in two regions cover six areas.

In order to launch a competitive laundry and personal care products in the Ghanaian market, MMS and its clients contracted Researchlime in conducting a consumer behavior and perception market study on laundry and personal care products on their Ghanaian market. It also involved gathering respondents view on specific products they want to introduce into the market. Researchlime role was to recruit respondents for Focus Group Discussions in Accra and Kumasi. To conduct home visits (face to face) interview on laundry and personal care products in Accra and Kumasi. And to arrange all the logistics for washing demonstrations, product testing etc.

As part of the sustainability component of UNICEF WASH programme. KINAJ was consulted to conduct a WASH sustainability audit by randomly selecting and visiting 216 CLTS Communities in five region (Central, Volta, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Region). It also involves interviewing households, UNICEF funded water facilities, community leaders, district assembly officers.

A third party verification arrangement was designed as part of the UNICEF-SNV PCA Partnership for scaling-up CLTS and Basic Sanitation Improvement (2013-2014). The verification process entailed: Districts requesting for verification; the focal person (EHSD) compiling list of communities, request being made to the independent verifier for verification; date and time is set and communicated to the Districts and a team is formed (RICCS member, Peer verifier, independent verifier), and the verification exercise is carried out on location. This process is considered transparent and its integrity considered high. This quarterly verification is therefore to identify the bottle necks and streamline the processes. Researchlime participated in this study by assisting in developing data collection tools for the activities. Converting manual questionnaires into electronic formats, visiting sampled communities and conducting interviews and compile field data for analysis and reporting

2016 Projects Executed

Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture (GNBCC) is the Dutch Chamber of Commence in Ghana with close to 100 members who are mostly companies such as KLM airlines, Vivo Energy,  Wienco and others. They also work closely with the Embassy in Ghana on a number of Projects. Researchlime therefore have a standing arrangement to provide research service on project for GNBCC and it members as and when the need arises. Researchlime line role in GNBCC also involves sectors scans which involves gathering trade related data for Dutch Ghanaian business collaboration, provide an overview of the Dutch market (supply, knowledge, nitches) by making use of Dutch Organizations. And also provide a Coherent and comprehensive communication to the local and Dutch sectors in order to: Offer the Dutch ‘package’ in clusters; Link demand and supply; And to create visibility. Key projects undertaken so far include

  • Blue- Green Irrigation Mission: Scoping Research. An ongoing research to identify key stakeholders, challenges and areas for collaboration during a trade mission to Ghana in October 2019. (Ongoing)
  • Viawater Innovative fund project: This involves assisting a Dutch fund to recruit innovative ideas in the water sector ( 2015 – June 2019)
  • GhanaVeg Trade Mission: Assisting companies in the vegetable sector in Ghana and the Netherlands to connect and identify working opportunities. – 2018
  • Waste Water Mission: Identify and select companies in the waste sector on a trade mission to the Netherlands to learn from Dutch companies. -2017
  • MakeAfricaWork programme: Assist Dutch Companies find and work with Ghanaian Companies- 2017

NWP Water Desk: Assist Dutch companies in the water sector to identify opportunities in Ghana and to collaborate ( 2015 – 2018).

Researchlime assisted an FAO/IEA consultant in conducting a number of studies. Two prominent ones include a baseline survey to understand the capacity gaps among youth leaders when it comes to their contribution toward policy formulation and implementation.  Researchlime role was in processing the data from the field and generating the results for interpretation.

FAO baseline survey on the Tomato and Casava farming in three regions. Researchlime assisted the consultant in undertaking the baseline survey for Food and Agricultural Organization.

UNICEF Ghana has received a grant from Global Affairs Canada towards expansion of access to, and use of, WASH services and facilities, to enhance the health and well-being of girls, boys, women, and men over a four year period. This intervention falls under the ‘Accelerated Sanitation in Northern Ghana project (2015-2018)’, currently earmarked for 14 selected districts and 80 small towns in the Northern region.  In order to document existing WASH related situation against which the program outputs and outcomes would be measured, UNICEF contracted MAPLE Consult on 3rd May, 2016, to conduct a baseline study: To establish baseline information on key WASH indicators in the target areas, as a basis for further streamlining of the project focus and strategies. It is also to enable a comparison at the end of the project that is, baseline results vs. endline results. To deepen the understanding of programme implementers in charge of designing the interventions. Researchlime was sub-consulted to train and guide enumerators in gathering field data using akvoflow.

Scope of Study: One regions (Northern Region)

Target: Heads of household in Small town: 400, HH Rural communities: 600, Health centers: 5, CHPS compounds: 9, Polyclinics: 3, Basic Schools: 40

Data was collected using Electronic Data Collection tool called

Fervent Research consulted Researchlime team to assist in gathering hospital data in selected hospitals across the country. The results which was presented in SPSS format and on CD organized by hospitals, kinds of hospitals, age of respondents, proof respondents and validation of respondents.

2015 Projects Executed

BF34 from Kenya requested our services to conduct a market survey on sport betting in Ghana. To uncover key insights in Ghana, for both sports betters and non-betters, in relation to: Perceptions, mindsets and attitudes. Behaviour,  Barriers,  Messaging and media ,  Value, advocacy drivers and incentives. Researchlime designed the methodology, conducted face to face interviews with 300 betters and reported the findings

MMS Ghana Waves

-W1 2013 4th quarter

-W2 2014 1st quarter

-W3 2014 2nd quarter

-W4 2014 3rd quarter

-W5 2014 4th quarter

-W6 2015 1st quarter

-W7 2015 2nd quarter

MMS Waves is a quarterly data collection exercise organized by Media Monitoring Service (MMS) Ghana. They focus on monitoring media habits and consumer behavior towards major brands in Ghana. In addition to monitoring television watching and radio listening habits of respondents, they also monitor the views of respondents on their personal consumption and usages of beverages, carbonated drinks, condiments and seasonings. It examines respondents’ use of telecom services, banking services, courier services, insurance and many other products. Researchlime task involves administering 2500 questionnaires ( 31 page each)  in eight (8) regions of Ghana every quarter; targeting different demographics groups and communities. In total, we administered 17,500 questionnaires within a two and half year period

Football for Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH Programm is a Private Partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) which is focusing on bring safe drinking water and sanitation and hygiene facilities to schools and communities in combination with appropriate hygiene behavior change through football. As part of the sustainability component of the programme, Researchlime in Partnership with PFAG embarked on a facility Functionality survey to independently verify the functionality of the water, sanitation and hygiene and football facilities provided by the programme. In total, 225 schools were visited across three regions in Ghana.

2014 Projects Executed

ProNET in collaboration with AKVO conducted a survey for the Netherlands Embassy in six municipalities in Ghana. The objective was to gather basic sanitation data to aid in selecting 250 schools to benefit from WASH facilities such as toilets, water sources and hand washing facilities.  Our team played a role in training the data enumerators and managers to use Akvoflow mobile platform in sampling data in all public schools under GES in the first five (5) municipalities. It also involved in field monitoring during the data collection phase, data cleaning and compilation of the first draft report.

WASH United is an award-winning, international social impact organization that uses the power of sports, superstars, interactive games and positive communication techniques to make Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) relevant and desirable in an effort to eradicate crises cause by poor sanitation, lack of water and unhygienic environments around the world. The WASH in Schools (WinS) Curriculum works with innovative sports-based games, educational materials and superstars to educate children and adolescents in a fun and participatory manner. This facilitates life-saving behavior among school children at a young age. Researchlime task was to test the existing curriculum and develop new sections of the curriculum by conducting series of training in second circle schools.

As one of the vibrant farmer owned organizations in Ghana, Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) in collaboration with STAR-GHANA conducted a research that was focused on assessing the Accountability and Responsiveness of Small scale Agricultural Governance in the three northern regions.  Researchlime played a major role in designing the research methodology, supervise the data collection, process the data, analyzing and compiling the first draft report.

The Agro Policy Performance Barometer (APPB) reports is annual study that the Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition (GTLC) publishes in on their Ghanaian Agriculture sector. This particular report  focused on the role of small scale agriculture in sustainable development amidst global resurgence in the development policy agenda after decades of neglect. The report focus on addressing whether it is a mere political talk or are there real efforts being made to target investment to small scale agriculture productivity, incomes and livelihood improvement. Researchlime therefore assisted in Data collection and analysis in regards to 2 crops (rice and tomato) to provide a window through which the GTLC assessed the level of commitment that government is putting to invest in small scale agriculture and ensuring that the investment transforms productivity in the sector. We processed the data and compiled the first draft of the report

AKVO (akvo.org)  is an international organizations that develop Data collection and analytical tools for developmental projects around the world. AKVOFLOW is which one of their tools is a data collection application powered by Android. As the country representation between 2012 – 2018, we provided technical assistance in the use of the platform in Ghana and other west African countries. We train field staff and offer continuous assistance on the use of the platform. Researchlime representative therefore assist AKVO trainers and consultants in conducting trainings on the use of field data collection tools, supervising field data collection of their clients and providing technical assistance when needed.