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Genesis to establish a South to South HIV Learning Network

Genesis has been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a South to South learning network for HIV prevention. The project aims to help heavily affected countries reduce the number of new HIV infections, which currently stands at over 1.7 million infections a year.

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​South Africa can create 500,000 new jobs over 10 years through globally traded services

South Africa can create 500,000 new jobs over 10 years through 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 for the country. 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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Genesis advises Uganda on becoming 4IR hub in East Africa

Genesis Analytics has been appointed the technical advisers to the President's National Taskforce on the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni convened the taskforce earlier this year to advise the government on a way forward for domesticating 4IR technologies in Uganda for the benefit of the country's growth and development.

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Our new Human Development practice to focus building human capital

Genesis Analytics has launched the Human Development practice. The practice will help societies build social, intellectual and physical well-being, particularly among the most vulnerable. This purpose is central to our focus on Africa’s youth.

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Join the Genesis team at our third Behavioural Economics in Action training workshop

Are you interested in creating large impacts through small changes, or in understanding your customers & clients better?

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Project plans to reach 4.1m more family planning users by 2020

Genesis Analytics has been contracted by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to conduct Client Exit Interviews (CEIs) with family planning clients in 17 countries in Africa.

This project forms a core part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) flagship family planning programme: Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH).

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Newsletters

How Artificial Intelligence Can Accelerate Universal Health

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to advance healthcare in high-income countries. Genesis Analytics and Discovery Vitality came together in December 2018 to host their first Technology Salon to discuss its impact in developing countries. 

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Size of Nigerian market trump drawbacks in regulations

The Central Bank of Nigeria has published new bank regulations that may allow mobile network operators (MNOs) to establish payment service banks allowing them to provide mobile money services for the first time.

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After celebrating 20 years Genesis looks forward to next decade

At Genesis, which turned 20 this year, we are dedicating our next decade to the future of young Africans. These young people, measuring around 500 million over time, will build their lives in a hyper-technological world whilst managing the impact of climate change. 

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Africa needs state-supported funding vehicles to sponsor business

Despite their generally weakened financial positions, several African governments are once again flirting with the idea of establishing dedicated SME banks. But is creating dedicated ‘banks’ for SMEs the right strategy?

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ACTION PLAN TO REGENERATE SOUTH AFRICA'S RUST BELT ON THE VAAL

On behalf of the CEOs’ Initiative, Standard Bank asked Genesis Analytics to prepare a joint Action Plan to bring business and government together to address the decline of the Vaal Region and prevent it from becoming the “rust belt” of South Africa. Last week, the CEO Initiative delivered the report and regeneration action plan to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni. 

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Can mVisa tip the scale of retail payments back in favour of banks?

When a market has adopted a payment standard, a huge marketing effort is required to shift consumer behaviour. Can mVisa tip the scale of retail payments back in favour of Kenyan banks? Genesis associate Tom Magara looks at the experience of mVisa.

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Reports & other Documents

Perspectives from SME banking leaders on trends and challenges

Genesis was tasked with analysing the data from the IFC's global SME banking survey, providing insights on the challenges and dynamics of SME finance and exploring the future of SME banking and the trends that will shape the industry. This is the report.

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Our work in Youth and Technology: Download the ebooklet

African is on the cusp of dramatic change. To unlock the value of the demographic dividend and the rise of the digital economy, we need holistic, integrated and context-appropriate solutions. At Genesis, we deliver these solutions - from strategy to programme design, implementation and research and evaluation - unlocking value across the full value chain.

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Debt amnesty doubts: Financial Mail studies Genesis report

An impact study of the National Credit Act Amendment Act outlines how the law could backfire on consumers, with some unintended harmful consequences. This is a copy of the Financial Mail report (which cannot be linked due to their paywall).

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Our Agribusiness and Market Development practice

Our Agribusiness, Climate Change and Market Development practice works across the design-and-implement project spectrum, combining deep technical expertise with context-specific knowledge and management.

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Read more about the work Genesis does on Infrastructure

Infrastructure holds the key to development in Africa but there has been limited success in meeting the challenge. At Genesis Analytics we offer the tools and expertise to strengthen infrastructure planning, identify sources of finance and enable project development efficiently and effectively.

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DIGITAL WORKFORCE: The BUILDING BLOCKS OF KENYA'S GIG ECONOMY

Gig work is gradually changing how Kenya’s workforce accesses jobs, and shifting the access of work opportunities from informal to digital platforms. But where does it leave 15-34 year-olds, who account for 84% of the unemployed in Kenya?

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