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Genesis to study impact of climate-smart agri models across five countries

Genesis, in partnership with The Springfield Centre, has been appointed to conduct an impact analysis of climate-smart innovation models that have been rolled out across five countries.

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Genesis takes lead in evaluation of Phase 1 of National Health Insurance pilots

Genesis Analytics is the lead partner in a consortium that has been appointed to undertake an independent evaluation of the health systems strengthening interventions in pilot districts in Phase 1 of the implementation of National Health Insurance.

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Our analyst wins SAMEA's Young and Emerging Evaluator Award

Genesis staffer Ashleigh Fynn won the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's Young and Emerging Evaluator (YEE) Award at their conference in Joburg in October 2017.

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Lessons on how rural youth can be supported in finding work

Noel Verrinder, manager in the Evaluation for Development practice at Genesis Analytics, presented on a webinar to share lessons on how rural youth can be supported to harness opportunities, expand their enterprises or find employment. 

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Gap in the market is an innovation challenge for SA payments system

SA’s payment system has achieved great things but innovation is constrained due to a huge gap in the market, according to a partner at Genesis Analytics, Richard Ketley.

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Genesis staffer highlights central role of trade in Africa's development

Sibulele Walaza, assistant manager in the Business Development Unit at Genesis Analytics, has contributed a chapter to a book titled From MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals: The Travails of International Development, which was launched in September at the University of Pretoria.

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Africa's Export Commodity Dependence: From Boom to Bust to ...?

Twenty-one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa are highly dependent on commodity exports – whether petroleum, aluminium, copper, diamonds, cocoa, cotton or tobacco – to drive their growth and development. 

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DYNAMICS IN COMPETITION: Evaluations test past assumptions

In competition law enforcement, lessons from past decisions are valuable. Most competition law decisions are taken in conditions of uncertainty - they rely on forward-looking analyses underpinned by hypotheses and theories about market dynamics and business behaviour.  

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Genesis in 2016: Finding opportunities

2016 has come rapidly to an end. It has been a challenging and busy year across the globe. For us it has also opened up opportunities for growth in both the region and the skills and expertise that we offer our clients.

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State Aid: Getting SOEs to Fly

The performance and regulation of South African state-owned entities (SOEs) have been a major focus in 2016 with South African Airways now having cumulative guarantees of about R14-billion (USD 125-million) gathered over the past five years.

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Savings groups in SA: The last piece of the puzzle?

Social savings and lending groups could play a role in reaching the 25% of South Africans who remain under or unserved by financial institutions - especially in rural areas.

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Mergers: Does public interest tip the scales?

Public interest considerations emerged as a key topic for debate at the Competition Law, Economics and PolicyConference held in October 2016 in South Africa.  

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Reports & other Documents

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Synthesis from Innovation Models

This study sought out the insights from five reports on innovation models designed to improve smallholder farmers’ resilience to climate change. Vuna, a DFID-funded programme, adopted an action research approach to generate reliable evidence on the impact of innovations on increasing the resilience of individuals, households, and markets. All five reports are on our reports pages.

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Integrating CSA into E-Voucher Farmer Input Subsidy Programme

This paper is one of five climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovation model papers based on the adoption and integration of various climate-smart agricultural approaches to smallholder farming in East and Southern Africa. Funded by DFID, the cases draw on pilot initiatives within the Agricultural Development portfolio of the Vuna programme.

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Integrating CSA Capacity growth in Outgrower Schemes

This paper is one of five climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovation model papers based on the adoption and integration of various climate-smart agricultural approaches to smallholder farming in East and Southern Africa. Funded by DFID, the cases draw on pilot initiatives within the Agricultural Development portfolio of the Vuna programme.

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Integrating CSA in Pigeon Pea Production in Mozambique

This paper is one of five climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovation model papers based on the adoption and integration of various climate-smart agricultural approaches to smallholder farming in East and Southern Africa. Funded by DFID, the cases draw on pilot initiatives within the Agricultural Development portfolio of the Vuna programme.

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Building Inclusive Seed Systems for Semi-Arid Areas: Zimbabwean case

This paper is one of five climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovation model papers based on the adoption and integration of various climate-smart agricultural approaches to smallholder farming in East and Southern Africa. Funded by DFID, the cases draw on pilot initiatives within the Agricultural Development portfolio of the Vuna programme.

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Building Resilience for Dairy Farmers with climate-smart solutions

This paper is one of five climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovation model papers based on the adoption and integration of various climate-smart agricultural approaches to smallholder farming in East and Southern Africa. Funded by DFID, the cases draw on pilot initiatives within the Agricultural Development portfolio of the Vuna programme.

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