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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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Gates Foundation employs Genesis to support revitalisation of HIV prevention plan

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a second contract by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support its work in HIV prevention in East and Southern Africa, the region most affected by the HIV epidemic.

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Genesis to study impact of climate-smart agri models across five countries

Genesis, in partnership with The Springfield Centre, has been appointed to conduct an impact analysis of climate-smart innovation models that have been rolled out across five countries.

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Genesis takes lead in evaluation of Phase 1 of National Health Insurance pilots

Genesis Analytics is the lead partner in a consortium that has been appointed to undertake an independent evaluation of the health systems strengthening interventions in pilot districts in Phase 1 of the implementation of National Health Insurance.

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Our analyst wins SAMEA's Young and Emerging Evaluator Award

Genesis staffer Ashleigh Fynn won the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's Young and Emerging Evaluator (YEE) Award at their conference in Joburg in October 2017.

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Newsletters

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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Court ruling gives window for better energy plans

Building new generation capacity is a significant investment. The timing and mix of the capacity are crucial, and carry implications for the economy. Within this context, long-term energy planning is critical. 

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Diaspora bonds test economics of patriotism

Diaspora bonds are in vogue, but why? Investment bankers crow that the Nigerian issue in July was “popular” and “oversubscribed by 130%”, but any issue can be oversubscribed if the pricing is attractive enough.

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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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