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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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Second Behavioural Economics course later this year

The Applied Behavioural Economics (ABE) team at Genesis Analytics will run another course on Behavioural Economics in Action following the success of the two-day workshop in April.

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Bavani Naidoo appointed as a partner in Financial Services strategy

Bavani Naidoo is the new partner in the Financial Services Strategy (FSS) practice at Genesis Analytics. She is an experienced management consultant who specialised in the financial services industry in both South African and the UK.

Her clients have included tier-1 banks, second-tier or challenger banks and other financial service entities such as fintechs or retail brands looking to enter the financial services industry.

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Newsletters

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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Competition Amendment Bill moves on to National Assembly

The Portfolio Committee for Economic Development approved further amendments to the SA Competition Amendment Bill this week. Our Competition and Regulatory Economics practice has participated closely in the debates over the Bill. The Bill will now be placed before the National Assembly for a vote before heading to the National Council of Provinces.

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Reports & other Documents

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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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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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE HANDBOOK FOR MOZAMIBQUE

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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Climate-smart agriculture handbook for Malawi

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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Guide to our Evaluation for Development practice

Our Evaluation for Development practice provides African governments, companies, international donors, foundations and non-profits with the information and insight they need to improve their interventions and produce better results, ultimately achieving greater impact on economies and people’s lives.

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