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Join the Genesis team at our third Behavioural Economics in Action training workshop

Are you interested in creating large impacts through small changes, or in understanding your customers & clients better?

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Project plans to reach 4.1m more family planning users by 2020

Genesis Analytics has been contracted by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to conduct Client Exit Interviews (CEIs) with family planning clients in 17 countries in Africa.

This project forms a core part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) flagship family planning programme: Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH).

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New partnership to support digital banking transformation in Africa and Middle East

Orange Business Services and Genesis Analytics have signed a partnership agreement to jointly serve the financial services industry in Africa and the Middle East. The partnership is focused on providing strategy consultancy to prepare financial institutions to launch new digital ecosystem banking services. It will also help these financial institutions address the increasing disruption of innovative mobile payment and digital banking business models with a full portfolio of digital capabilities.

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SADA initiative to develop forward-looking economic strategy for SA in digital age

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 (GIBS), Genesis Analytics and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission.

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Genesis partners on project for more resilient and water-secure Southern Africa

Genesis has been appointed to the long-term monitoring, evaluation and learning role on Resilient Waters, a five-year programme that aims to build more resilient and water-secure Southern African communities and ecosystems.

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Newsletters

New partnership to support digital banking in Africa and Middle East

Globally, the financial services sector is being disrupted by the rapid consumer adoption of digital technologies, many of which are provided by non-banking institutions. In Africa, in particular, banks have faced unprecedented disruption due to the success of mobile money and linked digital credit propositions

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Consolidation in the Kenyan banking sector: Is now the time?

Following the announcement of the largest potential merger in Kenya’s banking sector in over a decade, Genesis Financial Services Strategy manager in Nairobi Shezaad Sunderji asks whether it is possible for the country’s 45 banks to remain profitable in the current economic context.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Accelerate Universal Health

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to advance healthcare in high-income countries. Genesis Analytics and Discovery Vitality came together in December 2018 to host their first Technology Salon to discuss its impact in developing countries. 

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Size of Nigerian market trump drawbacks in regulations

The Central Bank of Nigeria has published new bank regulations that may allow mobile network operators (MNOs) to establish payment service banks allowing them to provide mobile money services for the first time.

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After celebrating 20 years Genesis looks forward to next decade

At Genesis, which turned 20 this year, we are dedicating our next decade to the future of young Africans. These young people, measuring around 500 million over time, will build their lives in a hyper-technological world whilst managing the impact of climate change. 

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Africa needs state-supported funding vehicles to sponsor business

Despite their generally weakened financial positions, several African governments are once again flirting with the idea of establishing dedicated SME banks. But is creating dedicated ‘banks’ for SMEs the right strategy?

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ACTION PLAN TO REGENERATE SOUTH AFRICA'S RUST BELT ON THE VAAL

On behalf of the CEOs’ Initiative, Standard Bank asked Genesis Analytics to prepare a joint Action Plan to bring business and government together to address the decline of the Vaal Region and prevent it from becoming the “rust belt” of South Africa. Last week, the CEO Initiative delivered the report and regeneration action plan to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni. 

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Can mVisa tip the scale of retail payments back in favour of banks?

When a market has adopted a payment standard, a huge marketing effort is required to shift consumer behaviour. Can mVisa tip the scale of retail payments back in favour of Kenyan banks? Genesis associate Tom Magara looks at the experience of mVisa.

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Reports & other Documents

Read more about the work of Our Shared Value and Impact practice

Our Shared Value and Impact practice works where markets, government and society collide. As the world searches for a more inclusive capitalism, the best companies are able to articulate their social purpose, measure social impact, use commercial models to create shared value, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, and navigate a robust yet constructive relationship with the state.

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Read more about the work our Health practice does

We work with our clients to develop solutions aimed at improving the health of populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We provide experts with decades of experience in the design, implementation, costing and evaluation of health programmes and strengthening of health systems.

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Report on ZIMBABWE INFRASTRUCTURE: Vision for 2030

Zimbabwe has faced headwinds over the past decade resulting in a collapse of the economy. Following the political transition of November 2017, the new government requested the African Development Bank to update the 2011 Zimbabwe Infrastructure Flagship Report, so as to aid in investment planning as part of the vision 2030

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Building payment systems that promote financial inclusion

Genesis was commissioned by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a part of the World Bank, to study the payments infrastructure in East Africa in order to understand how it may facilitate an increasingly integrated regional financial services market.

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Guide to the work of 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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Behavioural economics is effective at driving behaviour change

Behavioural economics is effective at driving behaviour change and is low cost. It has not been used to drive uptake of medical male circumcision (MMC) services in South Africa though. Read our policy brief.

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USING IRIS+ TO INCORPORATE STAKEHOLDER VOICE in assessing impact

While impact measurement and management is considered a technical discipline, it has another facet through which it answers a much more human question – does the impact generated live up to what people and planet want and need? Alyna Wyatt and Mishkah Jakoet (from Genesis Analytics) tackle the subject with Tris Lumley.

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE FRAMEWORK FOR ZIMBABWE

Genesis Analytics has developed climate-smart agriculture handbooks for frontline agricultural extension staff in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as part of its 18-month Climate Smart Agriculture Education and Policy Project funded by the UK’s Department for International Department (DFID).

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