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Genesis faciltates inaugral workshop of intergovernmental fintech working group

Genesis Analytics has been appointed to facilitate the workshops at the inaugral meeting of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) on 19 and 20 April 2018. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for regulators and policy makers to engage with the industry, identify key considerations and develop a harmonised approach to fintech-driven innovations for the benefit of all South Africans.

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The silence of worker capital is so loud

Fresh political momentum presents an opportunity to revisit old challenges with new energy. There is now focus from all groups to return the economy to high levels of growth. As we push to reignite the economy, it is important to balance the goal of growth with the need for economic justice and a more inclusive economy, writes Genesis partner Ryan Short and John Oliphant in Business Day.

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Investor conference in Nairobi kick starts plans to build hostels for 25 000 Kenyan students

The plan to build university hostel accommodation for 35 000 Kenyan students kicked off on 23 January 2018 with an investor conference in Nairobi. Three public universities in Kenya are set to benefit from the construction and operation of student hostel accommodation under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework.

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Evaluation for Development practice keeps abreast with UN Development Goals

Genesis Analytics partner Alyna Wyatt attended the Executive Leadership Programme in Evaluation (ELPE) at the United Nations in New York this week.

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Genesis works with health workers to research new HIV prevention ring

The International Partnership for Microbicides has employed Genesis for the next phase of their planned launch of the Dapivirine vaginal ring (DVR), a product for women to protect themselves from contracting HIV.

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Chamber of Mines looks to PPP for innovation in sector

Genesis Analytics was appointed by the Chamber of Mines as part of a broader consulting team to assist in the development of an innovation ecosystem in the mining sector. 

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Newsletters

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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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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Reports & other Documents

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 Lab for Financial Inclusion, 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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How to prepare South African youth for the digital economy

Digital technology is transforming economies and the world of work in profound ways. Traditional jobs are being transformed while new forms of work are being created. Genesis Analytics convened at TechSalon in Joburg in June 2018 to discuss the future of work for South African youth.

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