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Without decisive action digital revolution could fuel global gender inequality

Is technology both the saviour and saboteur of young people’s futures? It helps young people to transcend the physical, social, and economic barriers that stand between them and a decent job, but at the same time, advances in automation and artificial intelligence could combine to see two-thirds of workers worldwide replaced by machines.

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Genesis team heads to International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

The Health team presented work at the 22nd International AIDS Conference that took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in July 2018. 

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Genesis develops training workshop on understanding, changing customer behaviour

The Applied Behavioural Economics team at Genesis has developed a two-day training workshop to help those who have read about nudges and biases, but are looking for a deeper understanding of how neuroscientific principles can help influence the thoughts and behaviours of customers, clients, and stakeholders.

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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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Taking sides in the liquor debate in South Africa - read the full story

The impact assessment Genesis did for Nedlac on proposed changes to the Liquor Act (which calls for new age restrictions on drinking amongst many other proposals) has received much divided attention in the press. We thought that you might be interested in the full story.

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Growing pool of asset finance at the bottom of pyramid

One of the consequences of the mobile money revolution has been the growth of a new class of asset finance business. Banks are starting to take notice.

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Learning partners facilitate insights to achieve better results

With greater scrutiny of government and donor spending and rapidly increasing social impact investment, the need for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) has never been greater - but despite this it is sometimes seen as an exercise separate from core activities.

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Getting it right requires customer, market knowledge

With margins under ever-greater pressure, banks need to ensure that pricing receives the attention it deserves. To it right, bankers need to be able to answer some fundamental questions about their markets, as well as about the behaviour of their customers.

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Microfinance bank might be a survival option

For banks in trouble one option to preserve margins would be for smaller commercial banks to convert to microfinance banks (MFBs) that fall outside the jurisdiction of the interest rate capping regime.

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Palace coups set stage for 2018 opportunities

The final months of 2017 will go down in history as a watershed moment in three of Southern Africa’s most important economies: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Angola.

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Genesis celebrates 20 years in business in 2018

We have come a long way since we started as a staff of two in a 59m² office in the Joburg suburb of Blairgowrie. Today we employ more than 120 people in Southern and East Africa in eight practices.

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Key lesson from Kenya: Cash is still king

Since the end of 2016, 18 Kenyan commercial banks had contracted 53,833 agents - up from 23,477 agents in December 2013 - who facilitated transactions valued at KES 734billion during the course of the year.

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Reports & other Documents

The Kenyan Capital Markets Authority’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan

The Kenyan Capital Markets Authority’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan outlines the Authority’s blueprint for the five-year period commencing July 2018 and comes at a critical time when the domestic financial market is primed to rebound and to experience greater activity and performance. 

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Exploring fintech solutions for women to close the gender gap

This scoping paper makes an important contribution to our understanding of how gender intersects with financial inclusion. It is one of a series commissioned by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Mastercard, and explores available evidence on the uptake of fintech in Africa and how it is changing the financial landscape.

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How to Double Savings Rates: A Case Study in Nudging for Good

Making the case for using the nudge to improve savings in the Behavioral Economics Guide 2018, Genesis staffers Brendan Meehan and Samantha Rosenberg joined Charlotte Duke in showing that behavioural insights can help people save more towards retirement, educate their children, and ultimately reach their personal financial goals.

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Guide to 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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Credentials pack for Financial Service Strategy

Our Financial Services team has completed more than 500 projects across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East since 2001. Here are some examples of our work.

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How to prepare South African youth for the digital economy

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. Genesis Analytics convened at TechSalon in Joburg in June 2018 to discuss the future of work for South African youth.

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Graduate recruitment for 2019 has started

About us: A guide to the work of Genesis Analytics

Genesis Analytics was one of the first economics-based consultancy firms to be established in Africa and has grown into the largest. Read more about our work across eight practices and in 32 African countries.

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