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Gap in the market is an innovation challenge for SA payments system

SA’s payment system has achieved great things but innovation is constrained due to a huge gap in the market, according to a partner at Genesis Analytics, Richard Ketley.

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Genesis staffer highlights central role of trade in Africa's development

Sibulele Walaza, assistant manager in the Business Development Unit at Genesis Analytics, has contributed a chapter to a book titled From MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals: The Travails of International Development, which was launched in September at the University of Pretoria.

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Third report card launched on current state of SA infrastructure

Malcolm Pautz, from Genesis Analytics, convened the third Infrastructure Report Card (IRC 2017), which was launched by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) in September.

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Genesis looks at impact of new Liquor Bill for Nedlac

Genesis Analytics was contracted by Nedlac to undertake an independent assessment of the economic, health and social impact of the proposed amendments to the Liquor Amendment Bill. 

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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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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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Getting out of the Green Swamp of sameness

Banks have similar products, the same distribution channels and core banking systems, and regularly exchange staff between themselves. The question then is whether a lotus flower can emerge from this algae of sameness? 

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Africa's Export Commodity Dependence: From Boom to Bust to ...?

Twenty-one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa are highly dependent on commodity exports – whether petroleum, aluminium, copper, diamonds, cocoa, cotton or tobacco – to drive their growth and development. 

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DYNAMICS IN COMPETITION: Evaluations test past assumptions

In competition law enforcement, lessons from past decisions are valuable. Most competition law decisions are taken in conditions of uncertainty - they rely on forward-looking analyses underpinned by hypotheses and theories about market dynamics and business behaviour.  

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Reports & other Documents

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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Evaluating financial education initiatives in South Africa: The importance of multiple evaluation approaches

This study aims to show that, particularly in a South African context, where investment in financial education interventions is mandated by the Financial Sector Codes, impact should not be the only criterion assessed when evaluating financial education projects. Article in African Evaluation Journal by Emily Massey, Alyna Wyatt and Caitlin Smit

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Effective project preparation – the launchpad to effective PPP projects in Ghana

The recent spurt of PPP pipeline projects in Ghana is an encouraging reflection of the increasing engagement between the public and private sector to meet the country’s significant infrastructure challenges. The potential for the current pipeline and future projects to effectively attract local and international private sector investors and development depends on our ability to effectively prepare and package these projects

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