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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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Lessons on how rural youth can be supported in finding work

Noel Verrinder, manager in the Evaluation for Development practice at Genesis Analytics, presented on a webinar to share lessons on how rural youth can be supported to harness opportunities, expand their enterprises or find employment. 

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Newsletters

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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Kenya banks wait to see if digital will deliver

Banks are turning towards technology to help navigate increasingly volatile markets, but the evidence of success in this digital journey is still limited in Kenya.

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Stretching a bank's brand a segment too far ...?

A variety of products and services is intended to capture more of the consumer surplus, but there is the danger that a brand can become too stretched as the cost of servicing different segments can exceed their contribution. 

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New Act is a lifeline to Kenyan small enterprises

The passing of the Movable Property Act has the potential to significantly improve the acccess to conventional collateral for Kenya's 153 000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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Private equity firms need new focus for African growth

African-focused private equity funds have benefitted from market beta to deliver attractive returns. With these passive forces dissipating, leading firms recognise that they need to change focus.

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Unparalleled opportunities in Africa

Our work in health, agriculture, infrastructure, financial systems, market systems and evaluation and learning has one purpose: to accelerate Africa's development process.    

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Lessons for the future of banking channels

Bank branches are far from being coffee shops, but some buzz of activity is definitely needed to create a positive customer experience.

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Reports & other Documents

Condom use at first sex protects young women from pregnancy

Condom use at first sex reduces the likelihood of teenage pregnancy by 62%, according to the study of a retrospective cohort in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Paper by Sarah Magni, Saul Johnson, Bridget Dube, Motlatso Rampedi (presenter) at 13th PHASA Conference in 2017

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Binge drinking and risky sexual behaviours: Addressing the gap for young South African men

There is a known association between alcohol consumption and HIV risk. This study examines the impact of binge drinking on risky sexual behaviour and HIV status in men aged 18-28 years in South Africa. Paper by Sarah Magni and Micah Fineberg (presenter) at 13th PHASA Conference in 2017

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Public attitudes towards sugary drinks and support for government action: Preliminary results

Three out of four adult South Africans believe that government is doing the right thing when it makes and enforces policy to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages and junk foods, according to a survey conducted by Genesis Analytics  for the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA).

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Matamba reviews case for climate-smart agriculture

Genesis climate change specialist Manyewu Mutamba reviews "Climate Change and Agricultural Development", which pesents some of the most progressive and up-to-date thinking on climate-smart agriculture (CSA).

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Genesis starts recruiting graduates for 2018

Every year Genesis recruits the best graduates to become analysts and researchers in the firm. 

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Evaluation of Kenyan project for Helmsley trust

One of the two implementation evaluations that Genesis did for the Helmsley Charitable Trust was of Nuru Kenya’s integrated agriculturally-based development project. The executive summariy presents the project's performance against the OECD’s DAC Criteria for Evaluating Programme performance, as well as the recommendations arising from the evaluation results.

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Guide to our Financial Services Strategy practice

We help leading financial institutions address their challenges, unlock value for their stakeholders and develop strategies to compete in a fast-changing sector.

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Credentials pack for Financial Service Strategy

Our Financial Services team has completed more than 500 projects across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East since 2001. Here are some examples of our work.

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