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A data-first mindset will arm Africa against the pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolves in Africa, the desire for certainty, a deluge of global information and scarcity of authoritative findings all create the risk of misinformation. As with written news on the pandemic, we need to be responsible in how we consume and share data.

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Investments in EdTech: Looking beyond the COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption to education globally, forcing school systems across the world to close. As mitigation measures are considered to preserve education outcomes, the discussion has largely revolved around the role that education technology (EdTech) can play in enabling remote learning.

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Cloud-computing solutions can reduce banking costs in Africa

More than 700 million Africans lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% of Africans are financially included. A new report Cloud Banking in Africa: The Regulatory Opportunity, 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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Helping governments make tough calls in COVID age

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis is dramatic in terms of immediate loss of human life and many families suffer profoundly. While the epidemic rages across the world, all efforts should now be focused on preventing the worst scenarios from coming true.

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The six steps needed to control the Covid-19 epidemic

Epidemiologists are worriers. We like to think of ourselves as warriors, of course, but if you spend your professional time counting illness and deaths you worry a lot about diseases like COVID-19. Head of the Health practice Saul Johnson outline the six steps we need to take.

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Bridging the digital divide is crucial in the battle against Covid-19

Any doubts as to the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic ended when South Africa went into a full-scale lockdown. Manager of Digital Economy team Mark Schoeman writes that none will feel it more than our country’s poor who do not have access to the digital coping strategies that are being put forward.

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Newsletters

Demystifying cloud banking for financial services providers

Cloud banking has been hailed as a technological innovation that will enable financial services providers (FSPs) in Africa to extend banking services to approximately 717 million people on the continent who are either underserved or unserved.

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The five important takeaways from global big business at Davos 2020

Davos 2020 was a turning point for global big business. There were five takeaways that will be important for business going forward. They include stakeholder capitalism as the new orthodoxy to people wanting business to lead to understanding that climate change is a business risk. We unpack them them.

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SA can create 500,000 jobs over 10 years in globally traded services

This was one of the key findings of the South Africa in the Digital Age (SADA) process. SADA is an urgent multi-stakeholder initiative to develop a forward-looking digital economy strategy. It is convened by Genesis Analytics in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission at Oxford University.

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Cloud banking is the way to reach and serve the poor in Africa

Cloud banking can provide a much-needed stepping stone to development and prosperity for people throughout Africa. However, both government and business need to acknowledge the opportunity, prepare for it and seize it.

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2019 was the year Genesis Analytics became a global African firm

We have grown our presence in West Africa and our offices in Nairobi and London. We are also looking to establish a presence in North America. We’ve been blessed with productive and enjoyable partnerships during the year. Most of all, we’ve been struck by the power of helping our clients seek out the great opportunities that exist amid the surface volatility of what has been a historic year.

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Platforms for small and emerging retail businesses to go online

Genesis analyst Ndodzo Mawela writes that digital platforms have the potential to create significant opportunities for small and emerging retail businesses in Africa. However, to harness their full potential, special attention needs to be paid to providing affordable and reliable ICT infrastructure.

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Reports & other Documents

Scoping report maps landscape of SA fintechs for IFWG workshop

This report seeks maps the current landscape of fintechs in South Africa and in understanding the sector, will serve to support regulators and policymakers as they make decisions to enable more solution orientated engagement among the industry’s stakeholders (e g incubators, venture capitalists, new fintech start ups etc). It was presented at the IFWG workshop in 2019.

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Report on second workshop of Fintech Working Group

Genesis drafted the post-workshop report of the second workshop of the IFWG (Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group), which is made up of the representatives from the South African Reserve Bank, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, National Treasury, Financial Intelligence Centre and the South African Revenue Service.

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Our 2020 PROGRESS report to the United Nations Global Compact

Genesis Analytics is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and supports the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Download our 2020 report.

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How developing countries can get ahead in the digital age: Manifesto

Genesis Analytics was proud to work with the Pathways for Prosperity Commission at Oxford university on the Digital Manifesto, which offers a roadmap to put developing countries in the driving seat of their own economic development. It offers an evidence-based guide to navigate the digital age to cultivate shared prosperity for all.

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HOW DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CAN GET AHEAD IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Roadmap

The Digital Roadmap puts developing countries in the driving seat of their own economic development. It offers an evidence-based guide to navigate the digital age to cultivate shared prosperity for all.

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Harnessing digital technologies for inclusive growth: Digital Economy Kit

The Digital Economy Kit provides a framework for countries to get digitally ready. It is not about ICT sector strategy, instead it is about holistic growth strategies that harness digital technologies across the economy. It is built on work piloted in Ethiopia, Mongolia, and South Africa.

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