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Chamber of Mines looks to PPP for innovation in sector

Genesis Analytics was appointed by the Chamber of Mines as part of a broader consulting team to assist in the development of an innovation ecosystem in the mining sector. 

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Premier asks Genesis to investigate lifestyle diseases in Gauteng

Genesis Analytics has been appointed by the Office of the Premier in Gauteng to understand the social, economic and financial impacts of lifestyle diseases in the province.

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Genesis study finds 96% of transactions by SA’s 1.5m informal enterprises are made in cash

More than 51 percent of South Africa’s informal enterprises have encountered strong customer interest in paying by card, yet around 90 percent of them continue to run as cash-only businesses, according to a Genesis study done for Mastercard.

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Genesis to develop HIV and TB comms strategy to improve prevention and care

Genesis Analytics has been asked to develop an HIV and TB communication strategy for the South African Department of Health (DoH) to improve care and prevention.

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Competition Commission asks Genesis to probe school uniform prices

Genesis has been appointed by the Competition Commission to assess the pricing practices of the school uniform retailers in South Africa. 

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Newsletters

Genesis celebrates 20 years in business in 2018

We have come a long way since we started as a staff of two in a 59m² office in the Joburg suburb of Blairgowrie. Today we employ more than 120 people in Southern and East Africa in eight practices.

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Key lesson from Kenya: Cash is still king

Since the end of 2016, 18 Kenyan commercial banks had contracted 53,833 agents - up from 23,477 agents in December 2013 - who facilitated transactions valued at KES 734billion during the course of the year.

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Nigeria takes the lead with real-time EFT platforms

There is a payments revolution currently taking place in Nigeria spearheaded by Nigeria Instant Payments (“NIP”) and its younger sibling, mCash, which is used for low-value transactions between merchants and consumers. 

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Safety, technology does not always trump convenience

Uganda's SafeBoda service shows much can be achieved by fintech in Africa, but it also highlights the danger of trying to replicate a business model without fully understanding the nature of local demand. 

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Aussie app takes us a step further towards cashless society

In South Africa it is common practice for shopping malls to charge for parking, but none have been enabled for near-field communications or NFC. For those of us who seek to live cashless the consequences are considerable.

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Shared meaning through Appreciative Inquiry

Overcoming organisational cultures and moving towards shared meaning with Appreciative Inquiry: Kirsten Mulcahy of the Evaluation for Development practice shares experiences from two projects on the AEA365 blog.

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Should Kenya's govt be competing for retail savings market?

There has been little demand for the innovative, easy to use  M-Akiba payments product in Kenya.  As economists who study savings behaviour, we at Genesis Analytics are not surprised.  

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Bank's change of identity has sway with consumers

Consumers have associations with banking brands that don't always travel well in cross-border M&A activity. See the results of our Facebook survey of what a change to a bank’s identity would have on their customers' attitudes towards that bank.

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Reports & other Documents

Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services market: Summary

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Executive Summary

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Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services market: Full report

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Full report

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Guide to our work in energy regulation

Our regulation expertise spans a wide variety of sectors and includes tariff design and determination,  sector strategy and  policy advisory assessing, and the impact and effectiveness of regulation.

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The lessons of developing positive values through stories at school

'Applying a stepped wedge design to evaluate a school-based intervention: Lessons Learned': A presentation at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's 2017 conference in Joburg by Bridget Dube. 

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Methodology to visual targets for male circumcision in South Africa

'Using a prevention cascade to understand the impact of interventions on the voluntary medical male circumcision programme in South Africa': A presentation at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's 2017 conference in Joburg by Sarah Chan.

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Can in-school youth be taught to start a business? Evidence from SA

ILO policy brief looks at the evaluation by Genesis Analytics on the startUP&go programme, which aims to develop entrepreneurial interest among Free State learners enrolled for business studies at school.

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Guide to our Evaluation for Development practice

We work to maximise the social and economic impact of development efforts. 

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Knowledge of NCDs does not translate into a healthy lifestyle

Health communication needs to move beyond basic knowledge provision and promotes practical, context-appropriate approaches for achieving a healthy lifestyle. Paper by Julia Michalow (presenter), Bridget Dube, Sarah Magni, Kerry Cullinan, Shuo Wang, Nandita Murukutla at 13th PHASA Conference in 2017

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