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Article from Nigeria's Guardian News

The retail mass markets in many sectors of the Nigerian economy have remained shallow simply because business decision making is yet to be anchored on requisite research, global Economics Consultants, Genesis Analytics, has said.

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Genesis presents to the South African National Consumer Financial Education Committee

In July 2013 Alyna Wyatt and Caitlin Smit from Genesis delivered a presentation to the National Consumer Financial Education Committee, which is made up of representatives from National Treasury, the Financial Services Board, the banking services and credit ombudsmen, and various education institutions and NGOs.

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Dylan Smith wins Postgraduate Category of Budget Speech competition

Dylan Smith, a researcher in the banking and financial services division at Genesis Analytics, has won top honours in the postgraduate category of the 2013 Nedbank/Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition. 

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Genesis Analytics is providing expert economic advice to BUSA in terms of Eskom’s proposed tariff increase application

Genesis Analytics (“Genesis”) has been retained by Business Unity South Africa (“BUSA”) which represents South African business on macro­economic and high­level issues of national and international importance. Genesis has been requested by BUSA to provide expert economic analysis in relation to Eskom’s multi­year price determination (“MYPD 3”) application.

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Genesis Analytics cautions against prescription in the pension fund investment industry

The debate over the role of pension funds in furthering South Africa’s developmental needs surfaced at the ANC policy conference in Midrand in June 2012. In a policy discussion document on state­ owned entities it was suggested that the large asset base comprising pension fund investments be leveraged for national development.

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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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