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We continue to support UK’s flagship family planning plan

Genesis has been contracted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to conduct the second round of client exit interviews (CEIs) for family planning clients in 17 countries in Africa and Asia through the WISH2 project.

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How to keep your employees engaged using Behavioural Economics

Businesses around the world are facing uncertainty and numerous factors out of their control - or at least think are out of their control. Whether employees are back in the office or still working from home, their engagement with their work during these trying times could be better.

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What we have learned about pricing payments during COVID-19

Much has been written about the accelerated adoption of digital payments during the COVID-19 crisis. Sometimes the data has been muddy. A rising share of digital payments in a shrinking market may still result in a fall in volumes.

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South Africa is not experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 (yet)

We can prevent a second wave by continuing to communicate the importance of mask-use and physical distancing, and by implementing an aggressive test and trace programme, especially in areas which seem to have spikes of COVID-19 infections.

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COVID-19 Cases Are Rising: Why aren't we sticking to the rules?

South Africa reported the highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in over a month on 10 October 2020. Two Behavioural Economics concepts help explain why South Africans are increasingly ignoring social distancing rules.

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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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A Year of Unlocking Value in Evaluation for Development

The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one. COVID-19 fundamentally changed the trajectory for growth and development globally. As a team committed to unlocking value in Africa, the Evaluation for Development practice focused on keeping apace with these changes, and also anticipating them

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Genesis Analytics will look back on 2020 as a watershed year

It has changed the way we work. It has also changed how we see the world. Our teams in East, West and Southern Africa, as well as the UK, are working together seamlessly. Barriers between us and our clients and partners have fallen away. But, as our chair explains, the lessons of the COVID era for the future go well beyond remote working. A new era has dawned for advisory work, and for Genesis in particular.

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Creating shared value and impact in 2020: Some of the highlights

2020 has been an equally tough and exceptional year. The Shared Value and Impact practice at Genesis Analytics has been grateful to work with many clients committed to creating positive impact. Here are some highlights of the year:

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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.

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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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Reports & other Documents

Kenya creates HIV programme for transgender people

Case study on Kenya's journey towards establishing a prioritised HIV programme for transgender people. A case study from the South-South Learning Network's HIV Interchange.

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A Kenyan study on using existing technology to create demand

A comprehensive approach to reaching MSM online in resource limited settings: How to utilise existing information and communications technology platforms to generate demand for services.

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GENESIS ANALYTICS STAKEHOLDER REPORT: From 2018 to 2020

Genesis Analytics is a global African firm that has worked in more than 84 countries across the world. Our roots are firmly in Africa, having worked in 42 countries on the continent.

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Socio-economic impact of Standard Charter's lending: Ghana case study

Standard Chartered Bank partnered with Genesis as impact advisors to develop a next generation approach to impact measurement and reporting. This new approach was rolled out in a case study on lending to the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors in Ghana.

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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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