News & Insights - 2016


Strategy to allow real-time Kenyan inter-bank transfers

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a contract by the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Kenya (FSD Kenya) to develop a channel migration strategy for a proposed person-to-person payments solution that would allow for a real-time, inter-bank money transfer service.

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Genesis joins TB project for Southern African miners

Genesis Analytics is part of a consortium that is developing a communication strategy targeting tuberculosis and related illnesses affecting mineworkers, ex-mineworkers, their families and communities in Southern Africa.

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Genesis is lead economics adviser in multi-billion rand plan to transform Joburg CBD

Genesis has been appointed the lead financial and economic adviser on a multi-billion urban regeneration project that aims to transform the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD).

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Genesis studies why 30% of SA births go unregistered

Genesis Analytics has been contracted to evaluate the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA) birth registration programme. Despite various interventions through the DHA’s birth registration programme only 694 000 out of approximately 1.1-million births are registered per year in South Africa.

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World Bank appoints Genesis as PPP adviser on Zambia

The World Bank has appointed a consortium led by Genesis Analytics as an approved adviser on its Rapid Support Framework Programme, which provides PPP advisory support to identified African countries.

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Genesis is part of a consortium that has been awarded the $74-million contract to manage USAID’s Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH) programme. 

The purpose of the billion-rand SATIH programme over the next five years is to help a range of Southern African countries become competitive in agriculture and manufacturing, which will assist them succeed in global markets as well as enhance the region's food security.

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Springfield agreement fosters market systems development in Africa

Genesis Analytics and the UK-based Springfield Centre have formed a partnership to design, implement and evaluate market systems development programmes in Africa.“This partnership will combine Springfield’s global knowledge base with our deep practical experience of successful development projects in Africa,” said founder and chair of Genesis, Stephan Malherbe. “We expect the result to be more innovative interventions, more disciplined implementation, and more insightful and evidence-based evaluation.”

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Genesis study of Zimbabwe fuel price

A Genesis Analytics study has found that the Zimbabwe's fuel cost build up is the most expensive in the region, which forced retail fuel operators to operate at low profit margins.

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Genesis part of bid to improve EU-SA dialogue

Genesis Analytics is part of a consortium that has been awarded a  EUR3,436,500 contract with the European Union (EU) to provide technical assistance for the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility.

"We are delighted to be part of the winning consortium to manage the EU-SA Dialogue Facility,” said Ryan Short, partner and head of the Shared Value practice, and who will serve as member of the project advisory committee.

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Engaging the private sector in climate-smart agriculture investment

Dr Manyewu Mutamba, senior study author and senior specialist on climate change at Genesis Analytics, is interviewed on why the private sector is a smart partner in scaling out climate-smart agriculture (CSA) solutions.

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Genesis to evaluate campaign against sugary drinks

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a six-month contract by Vital Strategies to support the evaluation of a communication campaign aimed at reducing the consumption of sugary drinks in South Africa .Obesity in South Africa has been increasing over the past 30 years, making it the country with the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Genesis is M&E partner to Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa initiative

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a two-year grant by The Rockefeller Foundation to serve as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) partner to their Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) initiative, which was set up in response to the challenge of widespread youth unemployment in Africa.

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Emirates’ study warns of losses to tourism

SA would lose more than 140,000 inbound foreign tourists if Emirates Airline were to halt flights to the country, according to an economic impact study prepared by Genesis Analytics for  the airline.

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Genesis wins Gates Foundation contract to support global campaign on HIV

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a one-year contract by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Medical Male Circumcision Programme in South Africa.

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What Will It Take to Reach the Fast Track Prevention Targets: What, Who and How

More than 15 000 participants attended the  21st International AIDS Conference in Durban from the 18 to 22 July 2016. Our health team organised a satellite entitled, What Will It Take to Reach the Fast Track Prevention Targets: What, Who and How, on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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Genesis opens Nairobi office to expand East Africa work

Genesis Analytics has opened an office in Nairobi to boost its work in financial services strategy, competition economics, infrastructure development and monitoring and evaluation in East Africa.

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Genesis Analytics becomes first Africa-based affiliate of Shared Value Initiative

Genesis Analytics has been signed on as the only African-based affiliate of the Shared Value Initiative’s Consulting Affiliate Network, the world’s leading shared value practitioners’ network, the world's leading shared value practitioners' network. 


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Genesis Senior Associate discusses critical enablers in Africa's development

Joel Barnor, a senior associate in the Intrastructure and PPP advisory practice at Genesis Analytics, discussed the critical enablers to development in Africa at a Gibs seminar.

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Genesis Analytics signs agreement with Parker Fitzgerald

Parker Fitzgerald, a global leader in risk management consulting, has signed an agreement to work with Joburg economic-based firm Genesis Analytics to grow their work in the Africa market.

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Genesis Analytics buys Anansi Health Consulting

Genesis Analytics is opening a health practice after buying Anansi Health Consulting.The Health practice will start on 1 February 2016 as the eighth practice in Genesis, which is the largest economics­ based consultancy in Africa. Anansi Health Consulting is led by Dr Saul Johnson, a well ­known epidemiologist in the health development field.

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