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Genesis wins two grant-funded projects to support SGB sector

Genesis Analytics has won two grant-funded projects through the ANDE Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement in Africa. The current round is funded by the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Impact Programme.

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Genesis to test SA market for HIV prevention and contraception patch

Genesis Analytics has been contracted to determine the acceptability and usability of microarray patches (MAPs) as a technology to provide HIV prevention and contraception to South African women, who are at greatest risk of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy.

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Genesis principal works with ANDE South Africa to support impact investing

Genesis principal in the Evaluation for Development practice, Mishkah Jakoet, has been appointed to the steering committee of ANDE South Africa.

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Digital skills revolution will create winners and losers in labour market

Genesis Analytics led the "Digital Economy - Classifying Drivers of Digital Work" workshop at the “UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH: Work | Innovation | Technology” event in Nairobi on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

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Registration is now open for first Merl Tech Jozi

Genesis Analytics is excited to be part of the organisation of MERL Tech Jozi — the first MERL Tech conference on the African continent. 

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Newsletters

Giving SA youth the digital confidence for 4th industrial revolution

Digital technology is transforming economies and the world of work in profound ways. Traditional jobs are being transformed while new forms of work are being created. But is South Africa preparing young people to find employment in the fourth industrial revolution?

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CLARITY ABOUT WHEN DOMINANT FIRMS PREDATE – AND WHEN THEY DON’T

The Competition Appeal Court’s recent decision in the Media24 case has brought clarity to the law of predatory pricing in South Africa – the practice of dominant firms cutting prices to levels where equally efficient competitors cannot compete and ultimately exit the market. 

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Taking sides in the liquor debate - read the full story

The impact assessment Genesis did for Nedlac on proposed changes to the Liquor Act (which calls for new age restrictions on drinking amongst many other proposals) has received much divided attention in the press. We thought that you might be interested in the full story.

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Growing pool of asset finance at the bottom of pyramid

One of the consequences of the mobile money revolution has been the growth of a new class of asset finance business. Banks are starting to take notice.

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Learning partners facilitate insights to achieve better results

With greater scrutiny of government and donor spending and rapidly increasing social impact investment, the need for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) has never been greater - but despite this it is sometimes seen as an exercise separate from core activities.

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Getting it right requires customer, market knowledge

With margins under ever-greater pressure, banks need to ensure that pricing receives the attention it deserves. To it right, bankers need to be able to answer some fundamental questions about their markets, as well as about the behaviour of their customers.

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Microfinance bank might be a survival option

For banks in trouble one option to preserve margins would be for smaller commercial banks to convert to microfinance banks (MFBs) that fall outside the jurisdiction of the interest rate capping regime.

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Palace coups set stage for 2018 opportunities

The final months of 2017 will go down in history as a watershed moment in three of Southern Africa’s most important economies: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Angola.

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Reports & other Documents

How to Double Savings Rates: A Case Study in Nudging for Good

Making the case for using the nudge to improve savings in the Behavioral Economics Guide 2018, Genesis staffers Brendan Meehan and Samantha Rosenberg joined Charlotte Duke in showing that behavioural insights can help people save more towards retirement, educate their children, and ultimately reach their personal financial goals.

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Guide to 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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Credentials pack for Financial Service Strategy

Our Financial Services team has completed more than 500 projects across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East since 2001. Here are some examples of our work.

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How to prepare South African youth for the digital economy

Digital technology is transforming economies and the world of work in profound ways. Traditional jobs are being transformed while new forms of work are being created. Genesis Analytics convened at TechSalon in Joburg in June 2018 to discuss the future of work for South African youth.

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Graduate recruitment for 2019 has started

About us: A guide to the work of Genesis Analytics

Genesis Analytics was one of the first economics-based consultancy firms to be established in Africa and has grown into the largest. Read more about our work across eight practices and in 32 African countries.

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GENESIS ADVISES MEDIA24 IN SEMINAL PREDATORY PRICING CASE

Genesis was retained in 2011 by Media24, a large newspaper and magazine publisher, to defend predatory pricing allegations made against the group by the Competition Commission in what has proven to be South Africa’s seminal predation case. The judgment was delivered by the Competition Appeal Court in March 2018.

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RAISING THE DRINKING AGE TO 21: PROS AND CONS IN REPORT TO NEDLAC FOR PARLIAMENT

The National Economic and Development Labour Council (Nedlac) commissioned Genesis Analytics to conduct an urgent independent study on the likely economic, health and social impacts of some of the amendments proposed in the Liquor Amendment Bill, 2017.

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