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​South Africa can create 500,000 new jobs over 10 years through globally traded services

South Africa can create 500,000 new jobs over 10 years through globally traded services. This was one of the key findings of the South Africa in the Digital Age (SADA) process. SADA is an urgent multi-stakeholder initiative to develop a forward-looking digital economy strategy for the country. It is convened by Genesis Analytics in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission at Oxford university.

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Genesis advises Uganda on becoming 4IR hub in East Africa

Genesis Analytics has been appointed the technical advisers to the President's National Taskforce on the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni convened the taskforce earlier this year to advise the government on a way forward for domesticating 4IR technologies in Uganda for the benefit of the country's growth and development.

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Our new Human Development practice to focus building human capital

Genesis Analytics 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.

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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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Newsletters

SA can create 500,000 jobs over 10 years in globally traded services

This was one of the key findings of the South Africa in the Digital Age (SADA) process. SADA is an urgent multi-stakeholder initiative to develop a forward-looking digital economy strategy. It is convened by Genesis Analytics in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission at Oxford University.

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Cloud banking is the way to reach and serve the poor in Africa

Cloud banking can provide a much-needed stepping stone to development and prosperity for people throughout Africa. However, both government and business need to acknowledge the opportunity, prepare for it and seize it.

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2019 was the year Genesis Analytics became a global African firm

We have grown our presence in West Africa and our offices in Nairobi and London. We are also looking to establish a presence in North America. We’ve been blessed with productive and enjoyable partnerships during the year. Most of all, we’ve been struck by the power of helping our clients seek out the great opportunities that exist amid the surface volatility of what has been a historic year.

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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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Reports & other Documents

How developing countries can get ahead in the digital age: Manifesto

Genesis Analytics was proud to work with the Pathways for Prosperity Commission at Oxford university on the Digital Manifesto, which offers a roadmap to put developing countries in the driving seat of their own economic development. It offers an evidence-based guide to navigate the digital age to cultivate shared prosperity for all.

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HOW DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CAN GET AHEAD IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Roadmap

The Digital Roadmap puts developing countries in the driving seat of their own economic development. It offers an evidence-based guide to navigate the digital age to cultivate shared prosperity for all.

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Harnessing digital technologies for inclusive growth: Digital Economy Kit

The Digital Economy Kit provides a framework for countries to get digitally ready. It is not about ICT sector strategy, instead it is about holistic growth strategies that harness digital technologies across the economy. It is built on work piloted in Ethiopia, Mongolia, and South Africa.

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socio-economic Impact of sPATIAL RESTRUCTURING of SOCIAL HOUSING

Will the provision of good quality and affordable rental housing opportunities in well-located areas of cities redress spatial inequalities? The Development team at Genesis used a case study approach to establish if SHRA's Social Housing Programme has delivered on its objectives, as well as identify the impact it has on household.

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Beyond access: Case for gender- transformative financial inclusion

Women continue to face a number of key barriers which perpetuate the gender gap in financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa. In a chapter (Beyond Access: Gender-Transformative Financial Inclusion in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship), co-authored by Genesis, we recommend a new gender-transformative approach to financial inclusion that is explicitly directed toward creating gender-equal financial systems.

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Future-proofing Mobile Financial Services: Cloud banking in Africa

Director of our Financial Services Strategy practice, Richard Ketley, contributed a chapter on “Cloud Banking in Africa: The Regulatory Opportunity” in the first of Vodacom's Public Policy Series, called Future-proofing Mobile Financial Services. It was presented in Dar es Salaam in November 2019.

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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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