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Mishkah Jakoet is promoted to partner at Genesis Analytics

Genesis Analytics is pleased to announce at Mishkah Jakoet has been promoted to partner in the Evaluation for Development practice.

Congratulating her on her promotion, the chair and founder of Genesis, Stephan Malherbe, said: “Mish is an exemplar of everything we want to be as firm and we are delighted with her promotion to partner. With her deep experience and well-honed skills in making development interventions work – and 'work better' – she will be able to unlock tremendous value for clients and the region in her new role.”

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Genesis part of survey of 7200 SA household on impact of COVID-19

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM), together with research partners Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU), Epicentre, and Genesis Analytics, are currently conducting a survey on Healthcare Utilisation and Seroprevalence of COVID-19 in South Africa, referred to as the HUTS survey.

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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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Newsletters

Integrated MEL contributes to greater water resilience

Water plays an important part in our lives, from cultural, spiritual, and religious practices and celebrations to ensuring the wellbeing and livelihood of our communities and families. Water is not only integral to the sustainability of global economies, but also to maintaining our natural ecosystems and biodiversity, from the smaller microcosms to the greatest mountains, rivers and oceans.

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What can business expect in 2021? We look at the year ahead

The world remains in crisis and levels of trust in institutions are low. According to the global 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer people around the world now trust business more than government, the media or NGOs. Will business rise to that confidence in 2021?

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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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Reports & other Documents

Measuring the prevalence of COVID in three SA areas

Genesis, in partnership with the NICD, PHRU and Epicentre, are excited to share the preliminary findings of the Healthcare UTilisation and Seroprevalence (HUTS) survey. The survey is currently running in the households of three South African communities (Maritzburg, Klerksdorp, and Mitchell's Plain). This report shows that 35.8% of survey participants had antibodies for COVID-19 as of 31 January 2021.

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Evaluation of CDC's financial institutions portfolio

Genesis Analytics supported FCDO & CDC on its inaugural Financial Institutions (FI) portfolio evaluation. CDC is one of the largest development impact investors in Africa and South Asia.

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OUR COMMUNICATION ON PROGRESS (COP) SUBMITTED TO UN GLOBAL COMPACT

Genesis Analytics is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and supports the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Download our 2021 report.

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Lessons of MSD approach for responsible finance in Rwanda

Our recent partnership with The SEEP Network’s Responsible Finance through Local Leadership and Learning (RFL3) programme culminated in a learning brief that captures the successes, challenges, and lessons of implementing a market systems development (MSD) approach in Rwanda.

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Remote data collection in the time of COVID-19: Rwandan lessons

How can organisations collect meaningful and quality data virtually and understand the needs of program participants, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Read our work with The SEEP Network where we document learnings from recent virtual data collection in Rwanda, to counter limitations of the ongoing lockdowns and travel restrictions.

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Improving client protection in microfinance institutions

Provision of financial services often results in retail customers having less information about their financial transactions than the financial providers. Read the learning brief below, developed by Genesis for The SEEP Network, that captures lessons from the technical assistance on consumer protection provided to microfinance institutions in Rwanda.

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