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Genesis develops training workshop on understanding, changing customer behaviour

The Applied Behavioural Economics team at Genesis has developed a two-day training workshop to help those who have read about nudges and biases, but are looking for a deeper understanding of how neuroscientific principles can help influence the thoughts and behaviours of customers, clients, and stakeholders.

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Genesis team heads to International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

The Health team will be at the 22nd International AIDS Conference that takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this month. 

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Revisions to Competition Amendment Bill reflect Genesis submissions

The SA Competition Amendment Bill was tabled before Parliament on 11 July 2018. Genesis proposed numerous changes to ensure appropriate economic tests whilst still addressing adequately the public interest concerns. The Bill tabled incorporates a large number of the Genesis proposals.

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Recycling effluent key in bid to avert drought in South Africa

Collaboration between government and the private sector will be required to tackle the urgent need to find alternative sources of water, according to an article written by Malcolm Pautz and Jennifer Mbarawa for Business Day. 

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Genesis to co-manage UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism

Genesis Analytics is part of a consortium led by Oxford Policy Management, which has been contracted by UNAIDS to manage the technical support mechanism (TSM). The TSM facilitates provision of timely, high-quality technical support and capacity development services to countries across the globe to contribute to improved HIV programming and strengthened community and health systems.

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Proposals to avoid negative consequences of Competition Bill

Genesis has proposed a number of changes to the economic provisions in the SA Competition Amendment Bill to avoid the potentially large negative unintended consequences of the current Bill, while still achieving the objective of assisting SMEs and firms owned/controlled by historically disadvantaged persons to participate in the economy. 

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Cash is likely to stay with South Africans for a long time

Much has been written about the growth of the cashless economy, but new product innovations are giving South African consumers fewer and fewer reasons to open or maintain a bank account. Cash, it seems, is making a comeback.

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Wastewater re-use can improve water Sustainability and Security

Rapid urbanisation and industrial growth are exacerbating demand for water but also generating increased volumes of wastewater/effluent that can be re-used by industry. 

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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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Reports & other Documents

Guide to 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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Genesis Submissions on the Competition Amendment Bill, 2018

The SA Competition Amendment Bill was tabled before Parliament on 11 July 2018 and is due to commence public hearings in late August. In its submission to Parliament, Genesis has proposed a number of changes to the economic provisions in the Bill.

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Assessing condom uptake by sex workers using a cascade approach

Genesis has published an article in BMC Public Health on using cascades to asses condom uptake in female sex workers in India. HIV prevention cascade are an important tool for identifying program gaps, focusing intervention efforts and monitoring their effects. 

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The Kenyan Capital Markets Authority’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan

The Kenyan Capital Markets Authority’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan outlines the Authority’s blueprint for the five-year period commencing July 2018 and comes at a critical time when the domestic financial market is primed to rebound and to experience greater activity and performance. 

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Exploring fintech solutions for women to close the gender gap

This scoping paper makes an important contribution to our understanding of how gender intersects with financial inclusion. It is one of a series commissioned by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Mastercard, and explores available evidence on the uptake of fintech in Africa and how it is changing the financial landscape.

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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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