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Premier asks Genesis to investigate lifestyle diseases in Gauteng

Genesis Analytics has been appointed by the Office of the Premier in Gauteng to understand the social, economic and financial impacts of lifestyle diseases in the province.

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Genesis study finds 96% of transactions by SA’s 1.5m informal enterprises are made in cash

More than 51 percent of South Africa’s informal enterprises have encountered strong customer interest in paying by card, yet around 90 percent of them continue to run as cash-only businesses, according to a Genesis study done for Mastercard.

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Genesis to develop HIV and TB comms strategy to improve prevention and care

Genesis Analytics has been asked to develop an HIV and TB communication strategy for the South African Department of Health (DoH) to improve care and prevention.

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Competition Commission asks Genesis to probe school uniform prices

Genesis has been appointed by the Competition Commission to assess the pricing practices of the school uniform retailers in South Africa. 

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Gates Foundation employs Genesis to support revitalisation of HIV prevention plan

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a second contract by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support its work in HIV prevention in East and Southern Africa, the region most affected by the HIV epidemic.

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Newsletters

Getting out of the Green Swamp of sameness

Banks have similar products, the same distribution channels and core banking systems, and regularly exchange staff between themselves. The question then is whether a lotus flower can emerge from this algae of sameness? 

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Africa's Export Commodity Dependence: From Boom to Bust to ...?

Twenty-one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa are highly dependent on commodity exports – whether petroleum, aluminium, copper, diamonds, cocoa, cotton or tobacco – to drive their growth and development. 

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DYNAMICS IN COMPETITION: Evaluations test past assumptions

In competition law enforcement, lessons from past decisions are valuable. Most competition law decisions are taken in conditions of uncertainty - they rely on forward-looking analyses underpinned by hypotheses and theories about market dynamics and business behaviour.  

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Genesis in 2016: Finding opportunities

2016 has come rapidly to an end. It has been a challenging and busy year across the globe. For us it has also opened up opportunities for growth in both the region and the skills and expertise that we offer our clients.

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State Aid: Getting SOEs to Fly

The performance and regulation of South African state-owned entities (SOEs) have been a major focus in 2016 with South African Airways now having cumulative guarantees of about R14-billion (USD 125-million) gathered over the past five years.

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Savings groups in SA: The last piece of the puzzle?

Social savings and lending groups could play a role in reaching the 25% of South Africans who remain under or unserved by financial institutions - especially in rural areas.

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Mergers: Does public interest tip the scales?

Public interest considerations emerged as a key topic for debate at the Competition Law, Economics and PolicyConference held in October 2016 in South Africa.  

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Interest rates caps: An own goal?

An 'own goal' describes an act that unintentionally harms one’s own interests. It is certainly a term that springs to mind when considering the Kenyan Banking Amendment Bill, which imposes interest rate caps on the Kenyan banking sector.

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Reports & other Documents

Women infected with HIV deserve support

The International Aids Conference in Durban came out with some disturbing statistics. Of the 300,000 people who are infected with HIV in SA every year, almost a third are young women. This means that about 2,000 young women are infected with HIV every week, writes the head of the Genesis Analytics Health practice Saul Johnson in Business Day.

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Evaluation of Ghana project for Helmsley Trust

One of the two implementation evaluations that Genesis did for the Helmsley Charitable Trust was CRS Ghana’s Integrated Sanitation Hygiene and Nutrition for Education (I-SHINE) 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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Evaluating financial education initiatives in South Africa: The importance of multiple evaluation approaches

This study aims to show that, particularly in a South African context, where investment in financial education interventions is mandated by the Financial Sector Codes, impact should not be the only criterion assessed when evaluating financial education projects. Article in African Evaluation Journal by Emily Massey, Alyna Wyatt and Caitlin Smit

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Effective project preparation – the launchpad to effective PPP projects in Ghana

The recent spurt of PPP pipeline projects in Ghana is an encouraging reflection of the increasing engagement between the public and private sector to meet the country’s significant infrastructure challenges. The potential for the current pipeline and future projects to effectively attract local and international private sector investors and development depends on our ability to effectively prepare and package these projects

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Implementation evaluation of government incentive programme

This article in the African Evaluation Journal describes the implementation evaluation of the business process services (BPS) incentive programme undertaken by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Genesis Analytics and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) as part of the 2012/2013 National Evaluation Plan. By Nonceba Mashalaba, Alyna Wyatt, Jabu Mathe and Reshni Singh

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SAVER WAYA-­‐WAYA: ASISA Foundation’s Financial Literacy Programme

Evaluation of the ASISA Foundation Pilot Consumer Financial Education Project in Hammanskraal by Genesis Analytics.

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Effective Project Preparation for Africa’s Infrastructure Development

The lack of a strong pipeline of well-prepared, bankable projects has been widely recognized as one of the key constraints to infrastructure development in Africa. The objective of this paper is to raise both the demand and supply side issues, as well as to propose recommendations for addressing these concerns for the deliberation of the ICA Annual Meeting 2014.

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Evaluation of Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (Final report)

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of the current model of implementation of the Support Programme of Industrial Innovation (SPII), assess the impact of SPII and to determine how the beneficial impacts can be strengthened.

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