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Second Behavioural Economics course later this year

The Applied Behavioural Economics (ABE) team at Genesis Analytics will run another course on Behavioural Economics in Action following the success of the two-day workshop in April.

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Bavani Naidoo appointed as a partner in Financial Services strategy

Bavani Naidoo is the new partner in the Financial Services Strategy (FSS) practice at Genesis Analytics. She is an experienced management consultant who specialised in the financial services industry in both South African and the UK.

Her clients have included tier-1 banks, second-tier or challenger banks and other financial service entities such as fintechs or retail brands looking to enter the financial services industry.

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Genesis to host second behavioural economics training workshop

The Applied Behavioural Economics (ABE) team at Genesis Analytics is excited to announce the second introductory behavioural economics training course.

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Genesis and B Lab to present impact measurement toolkit

Genesis Analytics and B Lab East Africa will be presenting the developed online map of tools, frameworks and standards that practitioners are using in the East Africa region to measure and manage impact at a breakfast meeting at Sankalp Africa Summit 2019 on 22 February.

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Genesis expands expertise in health economics and financing

The Health practice at Genesis Analytics is expanding its expertise in health economics and health financing with the appointment of two experienced Health economists.

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Newsletters

Competition Amendment Bill moves on to National Assembly

The Portfolio Committee for Economic Development approved further amendments to the SA Competition Amendment Bill this week. Our Competition and Regulatory Economics practice has participated closely in the debates over the Bill. The Bill will now be placed before the National Assembly for a vote before heading to the National Council of Provinces.

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Our current development work grows as Genesis celebrates 20 years

In the next 20 years, the number of people aged 15-24 in sub-Saharan Africa will increase by a 100 million. Genesis works in many of the critical areas in which the prospects for this generation of young people will be determined, including health, agriculture, communications, financial services and youth economic empowerment. This newsletter presents some of our current work. 

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MERL Tech tackles technology and 4th industrial revolution in Jozi

MERL Tech, which has been successful in London and DC, came to Jozi for the first time. Its purpose was to bring together development practitioners at the intersection of M&E and technology to share and learn how we can, together, tackle the fourth industrial revolution and use technology to do our jobs better.

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The digital divide cuts rural poor off from fintech revolution

Richard Ketley asks whether in all the hype about fintech we have lost track of the importance of finding ways to support mobile network operators to establish the infrastructure required for mobile money and to encourage regulators to balance the reward for investment in mobile money while preventing excessive pricing. 

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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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Reports & other Documents

Guide to the work of 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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Behavioural economics is effective at driving behaviour change

Behavioural economics is effective at driving behaviour change and is low cost. It has not been used to drive uptake of medical male circumcision (MMC) services in South Africa though. Read our policy brief.

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USING IRIS+ TO INCORPORATE STAKEHOLDER VOICE in assessing impact

While impact measurement and management is considered a technical discipline, it has another facet through which it answers a much more human question – does the impact generated live up to what people and planet want and need? Alyna Wyatt and Mishkah Jakoet (from Genesis Analytics) tackle the subject with Tris Lumley.

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE FRAMEWORK FOR ZIMBABWE

Genesis Analytics has developed climate-smart agriculture handbooks for frontline agricultural extension staff in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as part of its 18-month Climate Smart Agriculture Education and Policy Project funded by the UK’s Department for International Department (DFID).

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE HANDBOOK FOR MOZAMIBQUE

Genesis Analytics has developed climate-smart agriculture handbooks for frontline agricultural extension staff in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as part of its 18-month Climate Smart Agriculture Education and Policy Project funded by the UK’s Department for International Department (DFID).

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Climate-smart agriculture handbook for Malawi

Genesis Analytics has developed climate-smart agriculture handbooks for frontline agricultural extension staff in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as part of its 18-month Climate Smart Agriculture Education and Policy Project funded by the UK’s Department for International Department (DFID).

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Guide to our Evaluation for Development practice

Our Evaluation for Development practice provides African governments, companies, international donors, foundations and non-profits with the information and insight they need to improve their interventions and produce better results, ultimately achieving greater impact on economies and people’s lives.

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Graduate recruitment for 2020 is open: Find out more

Applications for our annual recruitment drive are open. We are looking for newly qualified talent to join either one of the following streams: Policy and Development, Banking Strategy and Behavioural Economics, Microeconomics.

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