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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

Platforms for small and emerging retail businesses to go online

Genesis analyst Ndodzo Mawela writes that digital platforms have the potential to create significant opportunities for small and emerging retail businesses in Africa. However, to harness their full potential, special attention needs to be paid to providing affordable and reliable ICT infrastructure.

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Shared Value and Impact have been busy unlocking value

The Shared Value and Impact practice at Genesis Analytics has been fortunate to work on some interesting and meaningful projects over the past year. We have helped to unlock value across a range of complex problems.

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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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Reports & other Documents

Perspectives from SME banking leaders on trends and challenges

Genesis was tasked with analysing the data from the IFC's global SME banking survey, providing insights on the challenges and dynamics of SME finance and exploring the future of SME banking and the trends that will shape the industry. This is the report.

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Our work in Youth and Technology: Download the ebooklet

African is on the cusp of dramatic change. To unlock the value of the demographic dividend and the rise of the digital economy, we need holistic, integrated and context-appropriate solutions. At Genesis, we deliver these solutions - from strategy to programme design, implementation and research and evaluation - unlocking value across the full value chain.

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Debt amnesty doubts: Financial Mail studies Genesis report

An impact study of the National Credit Act Amendment Act outlines how the law could backfire on consumers, with some unintended harmful consequences. This is a copy of the Financial Mail report (which cannot be linked due to their paywall).

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Our Agribusiness and Market Development practice

Our Agribusiness, Climate Change and Market Development practice works across the design-and-implement project spectrum, combining deep technical expertise with context-specific knowledge and management.

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Read more about the work Genesis does on Infrastructure

Infrastructure holds the key to development in Africa but there has been limited success in meeting the challenge. At Genesis Analytics we offer the tools and expertise to strengthen infrastructure planning, identify sources of finance and enable project development efficiently and effectively.

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DIGITAL WORKFORCE: The BUILDING BLOCKS OF KENYA'S GIG ECONOMY

Gig work is gradually changing how Kenya’s workforce accesses jobs, and shifting the access of work opportunities from informal to digital platforms. But where does it leave 15-34 year-olds, who account for 84% of the unemployed in Kenya?

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Youth wave meets tech revolution. And Africa writes a new chapter

Stephan Malherbe, CEO of Genesis Analytics and co-director of South Africa in the Digital Age (SADA), attended the 2019 World Economic Forum in Cape Town to participate in a panel on the impact of the 4IR on South Africa. This is an opinion piece he wrote before the event.

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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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