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Revisions to Competition Amendment Bill reflect Genesis submissions

The SA Competition Amendment Bill was tabled before Parliament on 11 July 2018. Genesis proposed numerous changes to ensure appropriate economic tests whilst still addressing adequately the public interest concerns. The Bill tabled incorporates a large number of the Genesis proposals.

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Recycling effluent key in bid to avert drought in South Africa

Collaboration between government and the private sector will be required to tackle the urgent need to find alternative sources of water, according to an article written by Malcolm Pautz and Jennifer Mbarawa for Business Day. 

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Genesis to co-manage UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism

Genesis Analytics is part of a consortium led by Oxford Policy Management, which has been contracted by UNAIDS to manage the technical support mechanism (TSM). The TSM facilitates provision of timely, high-quality technical support and capacity development services to countries across the globe to contribute to improved HIV programming and strengthened community and health systems.

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Time to register for SA's first MERL Tech to get the edge on technology and M&E

We're excited about the first MERL Tech in South Africa and it is time to book your place. MERL Tech Jozi will gather 100 thought leaders, practitioners, evaluators and decision-makers who are using technology for monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) on 1 and 2 August 2018. Genesis Analytics is proud to be a main sponsor of the event.

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Genesis wins two grant-funded projects to support SGB sector

Genesis Analytics has won two grant-funded projects through the ANDE Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement in Africa. The current round is funded by the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Impact Programme.

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Safety, technology does not always trump convenience

Uganda's SafeBoda service shows much can be achieved by fintech in Africa, but it also highlights the danger of trying to replicate a business model without fully understanding the nature of local demand. 

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Aussie app takes us a step further towards cashless society

In South Africa it is common practice for shopping malls to charge for parking, but none have been enabled for near-field communications or NFC. For those of us who seek to live cashless the consequences are considerable.

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Shared meaning through Appreciative Inquiry

Overcoming organisational cultures and moving towards shared meaning with Appreciative Inquiry: Kirsten Mulcahy of the Evaluation for Development practice shares experiences from two projects on the AEA365 blog.

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Should Kenya's govt be competing for retail savings market?

There has been little demand for the innovative, easy to use  M-Akiba payments product in Kenya.  As economists who study savings behaviour, we at Genesis Analytics are not surprised.  

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Bank's change of identity has sway with consumers

Consumers have associations with banking brands that don't always travel well in cross-border M&A activity. See the results of our Facebook survey of what a change to a bank’s identity would have on their customers' attitudes towards that bank.

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Court ruling gives window for better energy plans

Building new generation capacity is a significant investment. The timing and mix of the capacity are crucial, and carry implications for the economy. Within this context, long-term energy planning is critical. 

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Diaspora bonds test economics of patriotism

Diaspora bonds are in vogue, but why? Investment bankers crow that the Nigerian issue in July was “popular” and “oversubscribed by 130%”, but any issue can be oversubscribed if the pricing is attractive enough.

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Kenya banks wait to see if digital will deliver

Banks are turning towards technology to help navigate increasingly volatile markets, but the evidence of success in this digital journey is still limited in Kenya.

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Reports & other Documents

RAISING THE DRINKING AGE TO 21: PROS AND CONS IN REPORT TO NEDLAC FOR PARLIAMENT

The National Economic and Development Labour Council (Nedlac) commissioned Genesis Analytics to conduct an urgent independent study on the likely economic, health and social impacts of some of the amendments proposed in the Liquor Amendment Bill, 2017.

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Submissions on the proposed amendments to the Competition Act by Genesis Analytics

The submission by Genesis Analytics focuses on the economic aspects of some key focus areas of the amendments. In making this submission we have sought to draw not only on best practice economic thinking but also on our extensive experience in a wide variety of competition matters.   

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Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services market: Summary

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Executive Summary

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Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services market: Full report

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Full report

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Guide to our work in energy regulation

Our regulation expertise spans a wide variety of sectors and includes tariff design and determination,  sector strategy and  policy advisory assessing, and the impact and effectiveness of regulation.

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The lessons of developing positive values through stories at school

'Applying a stepped wedge design to evaluate a school-based intervention: Lessons Learned': A presentation at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's 2017 conference in Joburg by Bridget Dube. 

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Methodology to visual targets for male circumcision in South Africa

'Using a prevention cascade to understand the impact of interventions on the voluntary medical male circumcision programme in South Africa': A presentation at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's 2017 conference in Joburg by Sarah Chan.

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Can in-school youth be taught to start a business? Evidence from SA

ILO policy brief looks at the evaluation by Genesis Analytics on the startUP&go programme, which aims to develop entrepreneurial interest among Free State learners enrolled for business studies at school.

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