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70% of South Africans support sugar tax - Genesis study

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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Genesis works packaging for new HIV prevention ring

Genesis has been commissioned to do the second phase of the rollout of a new device that has been shown to reduce HIV-1 infections in women by about 30%.

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Genesis manager co-chairs Aspen Network learning lab in SA

Mishkah Jakoet, who is a manager in the Evaluation for Development practice at Genesis Analytics, has been selected as the co-chair of the ANDE South Africa Chapter’s Impact Metrics Learning Lab. 

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Our Evaluation for Development practice spreads its wings

Our Monitoring and Evaluation practice has added a London contingent to Johannesburg, Nairobi, Cape Town, and Underberg.


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Genesis studies disruptive impact of fintech on banking

The Centre of Excellence in Financial Services, recently established by the Banking Association South Africa, has commissioned Genesis Analytics to research how disruptive innovations will impact banking in South Africa. 

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Newsletters

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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SA banks complete for the few new account holders

With so few new entrants to the South African labour market annually, the pressure is on banks to compete for the few new customers to retain their client base.

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Are bankers turning into IT managers?

Are CEOs of banks becoming IT managers rather than bankers as managing the cost of IT and the capability trade-off it provides play a key role in securing the sustainability of earnings? 

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Global outlook improves: Good news for Africa

As global and domestic economic conditions continue to improve, exchange rates in a number of African counties are expected to display a greater degree of stability over the coming years.

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Balancing act of economics in regulating fees

What has led to the 35% drop in departure fees that passengers leaving South African airports will pay from 1 April 2017? Economics can provide guidance on how appropriate  prices are determined and should evolve in a regulated setting.

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Commission might unlock savings for consumers

The Competition Commission is to probe automotive aftermarkets following their scoping study that found that certain industry practices limited competition to the cost of the consumer. 

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Reports & other Documents

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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Guide to our Health practice

We work with our clients to develop solutions aimed at improving the health of populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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Genesis Analytics: Stakeholder Report 2016

Over the past three years Genesis Analytics has doubled in size. We have added new capabilities and
geographies to our work. We now have more than 100 members of staff, of which 85 are consultants. 

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Assessment of youth employment project in Bosnia, Herzegovina

Genesis evaluated the monitoring and results management system of MarketMakers' project in Bosnia and Herzegovina that seeks to drive large-scale sustainable change and national outreach for youth employment over eight years.

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Counting the economic impact of Emirates in SA

Emirates asked Genesis to quantify the value that the airline created in South Africa and then to model the impact of a number of expanded business scenarios. 

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Women infected with HIV deserve support

The International Aids Conference in Durban came out with some disturbing statistics. Of the 300,000 people who are infected with HIV in SA every year, almost a third are young women. This means that about 2,000 young women are infected with HIV every week, writes the head of the Genesis Analytics Health practice Saul Johnson in Business Day.

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Evaluation of Ghana project for Helmsley Trust

One of the two implementation evaluations that Genesis did for the Helmsley Charitable Trust was CRS Ghana’s Integrated Sanitation Hygiene and Nutrition for Education (I-SHINE) 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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