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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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At last, clarity about when dominant firms predate – and when they don’t

Few areas in competition law are more prone to dogmatic disputation than predatory pricing - the practice whereby an incumbent firm seeks to force a rival from the market through sustained loss-making low prices.

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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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Balancing act of economics in regulating fees

What has led to the 35% drop in departure fees that passengers leaving South African airports will pay from 1 April 2017? Economics can provide guidance on how appropriate  prices are determined and should evolve in a regulated setting.

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Commission might unlock savings for consumers

The Competition Commission is to probe automotive aftermarkets following their scoping study that found that certain industry practices limited competition to the cost of the consumer. 

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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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Reports & other Documents

Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Full report

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Guide to our work in energy regulation in Africa

Our regulation expertise spans a wide variety of sectors and includes tariff design and determination, sector strategy and policy advisory assessing, and the impact and effectiveness of regulation.

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The lessons of developing positive values through stories at school

'Applying a stepped wedge design to evaluate a school-based intervention: Lessons Learned': A presentation at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's 2017 conference in Joburg by Bridget Dube. 

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Methodology to visual targets for male circumcision in South Africa

'Using a prevention cascade to understand the impact of interventions on the voluntary medical male circumcision programme in South Africa': A presentation at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association's 2017 conference in Joburg by Sarah Chan.

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Can in-school youth be taught to start a business? Evidence from SA

ILO policy brief looks at the evaluation by Genesis Analytics on the startUP&go programme, which aims to develop entrepreneurial interest among Free State learners enrolled for business studies at school.

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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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