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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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Genesis to co-manage UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism

Genesis Analytics is part of a consortium led by Oxford Policy Management, which has been contracted by UNAIDS to manage the technical support mechanism (TSM). The TSM facilitates provision of timely, high-quality technical support and capacity development services to countries across the globe to contribute to improved HIV programming and strengthened community and health systems.

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Time to register for SA's first MERL Tech to get the edge on technology and M&E

We're excited about the first MERL Tech in South Africa and it is time to book your place. MERL Tech Jozi will gather 100 thought leaders, practitioners, evaluators and decision-makers who are using technology for monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) on 1 and 2 August 2018. Genesis Analytics is proud to be a main sponsor of the event.

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Newsletters

Bank's change of identity has sway with consumers

Consumers have associations with banking brands that don't always travel well in cross-border M&A activity. See the results of our Facebook survey of what a change to a bank’s identity would have on their customers' attitudes towards that bank.

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Court ruling gives window for better energy plans

Building new generation capacity is a significant investment. The timing and mix of the capacity are crucial, and carry implications for the economy. Within this context, long-term energy planning is critical. 

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Diaspora bonds test economics of patriotism

Diaspora bonds are in vogue, but why? Investment bankers crow that the Nigerian issue in July was “popular” and “oversubscribed by 130%”, but any issue can be oversubscribed if the pricing is attractive enough.

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Kenya banks wait to see if digital will deliver

Banks are turning towards technology to help navigate increasingly volatile markets, but the evidence of success in this digital journey is still limited in Kenya.

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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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Reports & other Documents

Inclusive digital revolution can increase gender equality for youth

Genesis co-authored a collaborative report for the World Bank's Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) on the design and implementation of gender-inclusive digital jobs interventions for youth -  without which the global digital revolution might turn out to be a big backward step for global gender equality.

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Health practice presents three projects at global AIDS conference

Our Health practice presented three posters at the 21 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. “What women want: Branding a new HIV-prevention vaginal ring using a user-centric design approach” was based on two dapivirine (DPV) vaginal-ring branding studies. Genesis also presented work with the Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) and Soul City Institute for Social Justice.

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Celebrating 20 years: Genesis Stakeholder Report 2018

We have come a long way since we started with a staff of two in a 59m2 office in the Joburg suburb of Blairgowrie in 1998. Today we employ more than 112 full-time people in Southern and East Africa in eight practices supported by Group Services.

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Our submissions on the Competition Amendment Bill (2018)

The SA Competition Amendment Bill was tabled before Parliament on 11 July 2018 and is due to commence public hearings in late August. In its submission to Parliament, Genesis has proposed a number of changes to the economic provisions in the Bill.

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Assessing condom uptake by sex workers using a cascade approach

Genesis has published an article in BMC Public Health on using cascades to asses condom uptake by female sex workers in India. HIV prevention cascade are an important tool for identifying program gaps, focusing intervention efforts and monitoring their effects. 

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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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