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COVID-19 pandemic: Is hoarding really as irrational as it's made out to be?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life as we know it. The panic that set in among shoppers all over the world was a clear marker of just how uncertain and fearful people were becoming about their future.

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Genesis continues to manage UNAIDS technical support programme

Genesis will continue to manage the East and Southern African region of the UNAIDS technical support mechanism (TSM) from 2020 to 2022, following a successful first two years in partnership with Oxford Policy Management.

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Looking for best practice to protect young girls from HIV

Genesis has been contracted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research best practice in mentoring programmes that can protect adolescent girls and young women from being infected by HIV.

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Covid-19 pandemic: We must plan using models, act on actual data

Models need to be adjusted by actual measurements, like the actual number of people who are dying from the disease. This means that models tend to be more inaccurate in the beginning, but get better at making predictions over time.

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All the George Floyds: Genesis condemns racism and injustice

Genesis Analytics condemns racism and all forms of injustice. We are further committed to creating a safe environment for honest conversations about race and how we can effectively upend the systemic racism that many of our team members experience every day.

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Genesis launches two new ways to view the COVID-19 Epidemic

Genesis Analytics has launched two important and useful new tools for looking at and understanding the Covid-19 epidemic. This comes amid daily predictions and models that tell us how severely the Covid-19 epidemic will become in South Africa, as well as the rest of the continent.

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We must prioritise young people in our responses to COVID-19 pandemic

While young people are widely considered to be less vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19, it would be a mistake to forget about them in our responses to the global pandemic - especially in Africa. The pandemic requires policymakers, donors, and the private sector to develop solutions that improve the resilience of Africa’s youth in these uncertain times. The Genesis Analytics Youth team looks at how we can prioritise young people in our responses to COVID-19.

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New Crisis, Old Tools - Scenario Planning in Financial Services

At times of extreme crisis and unpredictability, bank leaders do well to rely on trusted tools such as scenario planning. Scenario planning has an advantage over other “tools” as it allows leaders to think forward through different scenarios, establish indicators to determine when circumstances are moving from one scenario to another, and to plan accordingly. At Genesis we have been leveraging our combined expertise to work with clients to implement scenario planning processes during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Statement from our CEO on Genesis during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Genesis is monitoring the evolving situation closely. Our teams have run various scenarios of the effects of the epidemic on the economies in which we operate our business. Genesis chair Stephan Malherbe outlines the position of the firm.

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Will mobile money curb spread of Covid-19 in East Africa?

The World Health Organisation’s advisory that cash can carry the virus for several days doesn’t bode well for a continent whose main mode of payment is cash. East Africa seems better placed to curb the spread of the virus thanks to the proliferation of mobile money - and because mobile money users can pay each other without physical contact.

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Banks turn to design thinking to keep up with fintech innovation

The rise of fintech start-ups is disrupting long-established incumbents in the banking industry. Genesis estimates that there are at least 224 active fintech startups operating within eight market segments in South Africa alone.

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Genesis submits annual report to UN Global Compact on sustainability

As Genesis grows we have sought to ensure that we integrate into a community of ethical development practitioners through becoming a voluntary signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. These are highlights of our annual Communication on Progress (COP) to the UN Global Compact.

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Reports & other Documents

MAKING ACCESS POSSIBLE IN MALAWI: ROADMAP TO MSME SUCCESS

Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME sector in Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market. Download the survey report here.

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MAKING ACCESS POSSIBLE IN MALAWI: ROADMAP TO MSME SUCCESS

Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME sector in Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market. Download the focus groups discussion report here.

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MAKING ACCESS POSSIBLE IN MALAWI: ROADMAP TO MSME SUCCESS

Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME sector in Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market. Download the pocket guide report here.

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MAKING ACCESS POSSIBLE IN MALAWI: ROADMAP TO MSME SUCCESS

Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME sector in Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market. Download the roadmap report here.

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Job creation for Syrian refugees and Jordanians in agriculture

Genesis conducted the final evaluation of an ILO's project to support Syrian refugees' and Jordanians' access to “green work” in the agriculture sector using an employment-intensive method.

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Cloud-based solutions can reduce banking costs in Africa

Cloud Banking in Africa: The Regulatory Opportunity, a report by Genesis Analytics and Orange Business Services, outlines how cloud computing in financial services can help financial services providers reach and serve the poor.

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