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Genesis to test SA market for HIV prevention and contraception patch

Genesis Analytics has been contracted to determine the acceptability and usability of microarray patches (MAPs) as a technology to provide HIV prevention and contraception to South African women, who are at greatest risk of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy.

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Genesis principal works with ANDE South Africa to support impact investing

Genesis principal in the Evaluation for Development practice, Mishkah Jakoet, has been appointed to the steering committee of ANDE South Africa.

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Digital skills revolution will create winners and losers in labour market

Genesis Analytics led the "Digital Economy - Classifying Drivers of Digital Work" workshop at the “UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH: Work | Innovation | Technology” event in Nairobi in May 2018.

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Registration is now open for first Merl Tech Jozi

Genesis Analytics is excited to be part of the organisation of MERL Tech Jozi — the first MERL Tech conference on the African continent. 

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Short list of bidders released for multi-billion Kenyan hostels project

Five joint ventures and a Chinese firm have been shortlisted for construction of 23 400 multi-billion shilling hostel units at Moi, Embu and South Eastern Kenya (Seku) universities.

The approval of the three projects follows a detailed analysis by a consortium of transaction advisers led by the South Africa-based consultancy, Genesis Analytics. 
The consortium developed the transaction documents and will execute the contracts.

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Newsletters

Stretching a bank's brand a segment too far ...?

A variety of products and services is intended to capture more of the consumer surplus, but there is the danger that a brand can become too stretched as the cost of servicing different segments can exceed their contribution. 

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New Act is a lifeline to Kenyan small enterprises

The passing of the Movable Property Act has the potential to significantly improve the acccess to conventional collateral for Kenya's 153 000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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Private equity firms need new focus for African growth

African-focused private equity funds have benefitted from market beta to deliver attractive returns. With these passive forces dissipating, leading firms recognise that they need to change focus.

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Unparalleled opportunities in Africa

Our work in health, agriculture, infrastructure, financial systems, market systems and evaluation and learning has one purpose: to accelerate Africa's development process.    

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Lessons for the future of banking channels

Bank branches are far from being coffee shops, but some buzz of activity is definitely needed to create a positive customer experience.

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SA banks complete for the few new account holders

With so few new entrants to the South African labour market annually, the pressure is on banks to compete for the few new customers to retain their client base.

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Are bankers turning into IT managers?

Are CEOs of banks becoming IT managers rather than bankers as managing the cost of IT and the capability trade-off it provides play a key role in securing the sustainability of earnings? 

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Global outlook improves: Good news for Africa

As global and domestic economic conditions continue to improve, exchange rates in a number of African counties are expected to display a greater degree of stability over the coming years.

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Reports & other Documents

Guide to our Evaluation for Development practice

We work to maximise the social and economic impact of development efforts. 

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Knowledge of NCDs does not translate into a healthy lifestyle

Health communication needs to move beyond basic knowledge provision and promotes practical, context-appropriate approaches for achieving a healthy lifestyle. Paper by Julia Michalow (presenter), Bridget Dube, Sarah Magni, Kerry Cullinan, Shuo Wang, Nandita Murukutla at 13th PHASA Conference in 2017

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Condom use at first sex protects young women from pregnancy

Condom use at first sex reduces the likelihood of teenage pregnancy by 62%, according to the study of a retrospective cohort in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Paper by Sarah Magni, Saul Johnson, Bridget Dube, Motlatso Rampedi (presenter) at 13th PHASA Conference in 2017

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Binge drinking and risky sexual behaviours: Addressing the gap for young South African men

There is a known association between alcohol consumption and HIV risk. This study examines the impact of binge drinking on risky sexual behaviour and HIV status in men aged 18-28 years in South Africa. Paper by Sarah Magni and Micah Fineberg (presenter) at 13th PHASA Conference in 2017

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Public attitudes towards sugary drinks and support for government action: Preliminary results

Three out of four adult South Africans believe that government is doing the right thing when it makes and enforces policy to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages and junk foods, according to a survey conducted by Genesis Analytics  for the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA).

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Matamba reviews case for climate-smart agriculture

Genesis climate change specialist Manyewu Mutamba reviews "Climate Change and Agricultural Development", which pesents some of the most progressive and up-to-date thinking on climate-smart agriculture (CSA).

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Genesis starts recruiting graduates for 2018

Every year Genesis recruits the best graduates to become analysts and researchers in the firm. 

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Evaluation of Kenyan project for Helmsley trust

One of the two implementation evaluations that Genesis did for the Helmsley Charitable Trust was of Nuru Kenya’s integrated agriculturally-based development project. The executive summariy presents the project's performance against the OECD’s DAC Criteria for Evaluating Programme performance, as well as the recommendations arising from the evaluation results.

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