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Innovation fund expands support for local investors

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is actively stepping up its support to inventors to position South Africa as the continent’s leader in industrial innovation. With Nigeria and Kenya hot on South Africa’s heels, the dti recognised the urgency of driving new technologies and after 13 years decided to evaluate the impact of their Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII). Between 2000 and 2013 SPII provided R623-million of funding to 401 projects, which have directly created or retained approximately 3000 permanent jobs (ie at the cost of more than R200,000 per job)

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Genesis to lead Kenyan plan to house 34,000 students

A consortium led by Genesis Analytics has been appointed to lead a project that plans to build hostels for 34,040 students in partnership with the private sector to alleviate the accommodation crisis at five Kenyan universities and colleges.

Rapid expansion of academic programmes in Kenya has put institutions of higher learning — currently admitting nearly 70,000 new students a year — under immense pressure to provide additional accommodation space.

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Genesis Partner elected to Evaluation Board

Genesis Partner Alyna Wyatt was elected to the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association board in November 2015, and has recently been appointed treasurer.

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Genesis team wins two evaluation awards

The M&E team has won two National Evaluation Plan awards from the South African Presidency in recognition of evaluations that it did for the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

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Genesis Analytics benchmarks the Central Securities Clearing and Settlement (CSCS) organisation in Nigeria

As part of a strategy assignment, Genesis Analytics has completed benchmarking the operations of the Central Securities Clearing and Settlement Organisation (CSCS) in Nigeria. 

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Newsletters

The limits of mobile money

Every bank and investor in financial services faces difficult choices when it comes to mobile financial services. 

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Beware of the jaws: Banking in Africa in 2016

2016 will prove to be a watershed for many of Africa’s banks as their growth disappears along with many of the normal sources of dollar earnings. 

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Genesis Analytics in 2016

The year 2016 promises to be a challenging time in South Africa and beyond. Yet we have elected to continue to grow Genesis this year by investing in strong professionals, technical leadership and new areas.

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Reports & other Documents

Implementation evaluation of government incentive programme

This article in the African Evaluation Journal describes the implementation evaluation of the business process services (BPS) incentive programme undertaken by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Genesis Analytics and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) as part of the 2012/2013 National Evaluation Plan. By Nonceba Mashalaba, Alyna Wyatt, Jabu Mathe and Reshni Singh

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SAVER WAYA-­‐WAYA: ASISA Foundation’s Financial Literacy Programme

Evaluation of the ASISA Foundation Pilot Consumer Financial Education Project in Hammanskraal by Genesis Analytics.

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Effective Project Preparation for Africa’s Infrastructure Development

The lack of a strong pipeline of well-prepared, bankable projects has been widely recognized as one of the key constraints to infrastructure development in Africa. The objective of this paper is to raise both the demand and supply side issues, as well as to propose recommendations for addressing these concerns for the deliberation of the ICA Annual Meeting 2014.

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Evaluation of Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (Final report)

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of the current model of implementation of the Support Programme of Industrial Innovation (SPII), assess the impact of SPII and to determine how the beneficial impacts can be strengthened.

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Implementation Evaluation of the Business Process Services Incentive Scheme Programme (Final report)

The Business Process Services (BPS) incentive scheme was launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in 2011 to enhance and contribute to South Africa‟s value proposition as a world class outsourcing destination for international investors and service providers.

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Anglo American's Economic Contribution to South Africa

Anglo American South Africa, in consultation with stakeholders, commissioned an assessment its economic contribution to South Africa. 

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