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Glass half full or half empty: How Do Stories Affect Economic Value?

The global economic lockdown has made sticking to a well-diversified portfolio difficult: while we watch our efficiently allocated portfolios take a hit, our risk-seeking peers take concentrated positions in video-conferencing stocks and watch their wealth soar.

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Our Health team at the first virtual 23rd International AIDS conference

Our Health team participated in the virtual 23rd International AIDS Conference last week when we presented three posters of our work on HIV prevention and chaired a satellite symposium.

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COVID-19 pandemic: Is hoarding really as irrational as it's made out to be?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life as we know it. The panic that set in among shoppers all over the world was a clear marker of just how uncertain and fearful people were becoming about their future.

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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.

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Looking for best practice to protect young girls from HIV

Genesis has been contracted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research best practice in mentoring programmes that can protect adolescent girls and young women from being infected by HIV.

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Covid-19 pandemic: We must plan using models, act on actual data

Models need to be adjusted by actual measurements, like the actual number of people who are dying from the disease. This means that models tend to be more inaccurate in the beginning, but get better at making predictions over time.

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Why should we still care about M&E during COVID-19?

The world is going through unprecedented change and to be adaptive during this time is extremely important. Now, more than ever, there is a need to be able to understand how people are being affected by the crisis and how this affects development interventions, both from an implementation perspective and an outcome/impact perspective so that programmes can pivot as necessary to better meet the needs of the beneficiaries and achieve the desired objectives.

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Paper lays out hard decisions ahead for state-owned enterprises

Over the past 18 months Genesis Analytics has been working with the National Planning Commission, the African Development Bank, and local and international experts to put fresh ideas on the table about state-owned enterprises, which continue to underperform, dragged down by years of policy uncertainty, precarious funding strategy, poor governance and political interference.

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Responsible data collection is essential in times of crisis

The principle of “first, do no harm” is one of the promises taken by doctors as part of the Hippocratic Oath. In the time of COVID-19, this principle, now more than ever, should also guide how we as M&E practitioners approach data collection.

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Survival Advice for Africa’s Fintechs and MFIs from turnaround expert

The COVID19 crisis is an unprecedented challenge for businesses in the financial sector. In order to help our clients weather the storm, Genesis has partnered with Brad Magrath, a turnaround expert, to bring you in this guest column practical strategies for successfully managing your way through this difficult time.

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CLOUD-COMPUTING SOLUTIONS CAN REDUCE BANKING COSTS IN AFRICA

More than 700 million Africans lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% of Africans are financially included. This is due to the high cost of providing financial services in Africa which forces many financial services providers to remain focused on serving wealthier customers.

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Finding ways to protect vulnerable societies

The COVID-19 pandemic has a disproportionately negative effect on already disadvantaged and marginalised populations. As you continue to implement and adapt your work to respond to COVID-19, the need to monitor and evaluate developmental efforts is greater than ever. Relevant and timely evidence is required to inform programme implementation.

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Reports & other Documents

South to South Learning Network: A case study from Kenya

Strategic insights on the role of the National AIDS Commissions in the COVID-19 response: A case study from Kenya. Genesis is the implementing partner for the network.

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South to South Learning Network: A case study from Iran

Adapting HIV Prevention Programs to ensure continuity of services for key populations in the time of COVID-19: A case study from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Genesis is the implementing partner for the network.

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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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MAKING ACCESS POSSIBLE IN MALAWI: ROADMAP TO MSME SUCCESS

Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME sector in Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market. Download the diagnostic report here.

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MAKING ACCESS POSSIBLE IN MALAWI: ROADMAP TO MSME SUCCESS

Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME sector in Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market. Download the survey report here.

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MAKING ACCESS POSSIBLE IN MALAWI: ROADMAP TO MSME SUCCESS

Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME sector in Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market. Download the focus groups discussion report here.

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