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Genesis salutes top students in UCT's Economics class of 2016

Genesis Analytics went to the University of Cape Town to award the top performing Economics students at the school. The event was part of their annual Faculty of Commerce Awards for Excellence Ceremony held on 5 May 2017.

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R23-billion cost of cash in SA is carried by low earners

A new Mastercard study, conducted by Genesis Analytics, reveals that using cash cost consumers R23-billion or 0.52 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2015. These costs are disproportionately carried by low-income earners, serving as a major barrier to financial inclusion.

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Genesis contributes to evaluation for democracy debate in South Africa

Genesis has contributed to the debate on the role of evaluation in building democracy in South Africa with a chapter in a recently published anthology, Democratic Evaluation and Democracy: Exploring the Reality. 

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Genesis leads the way on innovation at evaluation conference

Genesis Analytics curated a strand on Innovations in Evaluation, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, at he AfrEA conference in Uganda last month. The conference brings together cutting-edge ideas from across the globe to allow for collaborative learning opportunities in order to deepen evaluative thinking and practice necessitated by the changes in the developing world. 

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Genesis salutes top economics students in class of 2016 at Maties

Genesis Analytics went to Stellenbosch University in March  to attend the prize-giving for the top Economics students in their Department of Economics. 

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Newsletters

Return to Sender: Financial inclusion on wrong track?

Postbank (South Africa) has recently been granted a banking licence. Considering the persistent financial woes of the South African Post Office, which reported R1.49 billion in losses in the 2015 financial year, will Postbank’s new activities be a step towards recovery or exacerbate the losses? 

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Ghana: A Rising (Black) Star?

With the 2016 Ghanaian general election fast approaching, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) sought to limit the government’s borrowing with the BoG Amendment Bill. The bill, which was blocked in July, was an attempt to break Ghana’s past cycle of election induced spending, inflation surges and currency collapses.

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The end is naira

The Economist’s blog recently ran an article on Nigeria’s Eurobond negotiations under the title ‘The end is naira’, highlighting the travails of the economy and the hapless mismanagement of the naira.

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Damages: Counting the costs

In the wake of collusion findings against a number of construction companies, momentum is now growing to bring damages claims against these firms.

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Banking risk in the digital age

Genesis highlights its partnership with Parker Fitzgerald this month by sharing an article on digital risk from their Quarterly Outlook.

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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

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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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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