Unlocking value in africa
The work of Genesis during the COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The coronavirus will have a disproportionate negative effect on already disadvantaged and marginalized populations. Like many of you, we shall use all the tools at our disposal to find ways to protect the vulnerable societies in our countries of operation. There is much that we can do. And the task to develop strong countries, societies and companies does not stop. All of us working in these critical fields need to make sure that we continue to do so during these times. Read the full statement from our chair Stephan Malherbe.
Genesis is also working with BSA, the PPGI and Harambee in South Africa on the Return2Work initiative to assist business on how to reopen their business, minimise infection and maximum compliance. Click here to access the guidelines and #staysafe and #savelives.
Track the pandemic across the globe on our interactive dashboard. Or take a deep dive into the South African provincial data or calculate how heathcare in your area or country is coping with the pandemic.
Chartering pathways for inclusive growth
South Africa in the Digital Age (SADA) is an urgent, multi-sectoral, economic strategy development process to charter South African pathways for inclusive growth in the digital age. The process is a joint venture by University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, Genesis Analytics and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission at the University of Oxford. Read more
Genesis continues to manage UNAIDS technical support programme
Genesis will continue to manage the East and Southern African region of the UNAIDS technical support mechanism (TSM) from 2020 to 2022, following a successful first two years in partnership with Oxford Policy Management.Read More
Socio-economic impact of debt forgiveness Bill
Genesis was appointed by the dti (on behalf of Parliament) to undertake an independent socio-economic impact assessment of the National Credit Amendment Bill 2018, a separate debt review regulatory regime and process for a defined lower-income segment, called debt intervention.Read More
Improving SA's largest HIV prevention programme with behavioural economics
Genesis Analytics and the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) have been commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide technical assistance to the South African Department of Health (DOH) to support the delivery of a key HIV prevention programme - the national Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) Programme.Read More
Growing a card scheme’s footprint in Southern Africa
Faced with the rise of mobile money, a large international card scheme approached Genesis Analytics to develop tailored strategies to grow card use in five key African countries: Angola, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Read More
Unlocking lower-cost housing opens up $1.5-billion market
Land reform is the most pressing and emotional political issue in South Africa. Genesis Analytics was approached by a banking client to design a solution to support urban land reform and the transformation of urban housing markets.Read More
Evaluating NHI Phase 1 pilot implementation for Department of Health
Genesis undertook the evaluation of the Phase 1 implementation of the government’s policy of National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa. The main aim was to assess whether the NHI Phase 1 interventions had achieved their objective of health system strengthening in primary health care facilities.Read More
Study counts value of deep-sea hake prior to 2020 rights allocation
Genesis Analytics quantified, for the first time, the socio-economic contribution of the R6,7-billion deep-sea hake trawl fishery. The SA Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (Sadstia) commissioned the report ahead of the allocation of long-term rights for 12 commercial fisheries by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 2020.
A winning strategy for deepening financial markets in Uganda
Genesis Analytics have been working with Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Trusts on a number of projects. FDS commissioned Genesis first to re-invigorate their approach to facilitating financial-sector deepening in Uganda. We then helped FSDU develop a refreshed strategy for the next three years and then assisted them with a critical part of strategy execution related to fundraising.Read More
Mid-term review of largest UN project in digital finance
Genesis was contracted to conduct a mid-term evaluation of Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P), the largest of the UNCDF’s programmes in digital finance. The evaluation was based on a theory-based approach and used the OECD DAC criteria as its guiding framework.Read More
Welcome to the 2020 graduates
WELCOME TO GENESIS: Genesis has recently completed induction for our newest analyst cohort. We welcomed (from left back) Valentine Chisango (Financial Services Strategy), Tiaan Meiring (Competition and Regulatory Economics), Diana Mutamba (Applied Behavioural Economics), Mohamed Khan (Health), and Tochukwu Egesi, Kreyan Shunmugan and Michelle Murithi (all Financial Services Strategy). From front: Francis Maina (Financial Services Strategy), Awelani Makungo (Evaluation for Development), Ceri Scott (Shared Value and Impact), Catherine Namwezi (Evaluation for Development), Emma Ruiters (Digital Economics) and Tetelo Maakamedi (Health).
Welcome to Genesis. We wish you well during your time at the firm.
Our Human Development team focuses on building human capital
Genesis has launched the Human Development practice. The practice will help societies build social, intellectual and physical well-being, particularly among the most vulnerable. This purpose is central to our focus on Africa’s youth.
It will be led by Tomas Lievens, the former director of the Social Policy Programme at Oxford Policy Management. He built the programme into a highly regarded 75-person team working globally on cutting-edge projects. He has been joined by Tafara Ngwaru in Joburg and Kathryn Schneider and Ed Dyson in the UK.
Current job opportunities
We look for passionate, self-motivated and energetic problem-solvers with analytics skills and an excellent academic record.
Genesis recruits graduates and experienced professionals as well as specialists for specific projects. We are currently recruiting:
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