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Genesis team heads to International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

The Health team presented work at the 22nd International AIDS Conference that took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in July 2018. 

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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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Nigeria takes the lead with real-time EFT platforms

There is a payments revolution currently taking place in Nigeria spearheaded by Nigeria Instant Payments (“NIP”) and its younger sibling, mCash, which is used for low-value transactions between merchants and consumers. 

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Safety, technology does not always trump convenience

Uganda's SafeBoda service shows much can be achieved by fintech in Africa, but it also highlights the danger of trying to replicate a business model without fully understanding the nature of local demand. 

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Aussie app takes us a step further towards cashless society

In South Africa it is common practice for shopping malls to charge for parking, but none have been enabled for near-field communications or NFC. For those of us who seek to live cashless the consequences are considerable.

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Shared meaning through Appreciative Inquiry

Overcoming organisational cultures and moving towards shared meaning with Appreciative Inquiry: Kirsten Mulcahy of the Evaluation for Development practice shares experiences from two projects on the AEA365 blog.

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Should Kenya's govt be competing for retail savings market?

There has been little demand for the innovative, easy to use  M-Akiba payments product in Kenya.  As economists who study savings behaviour, we at Genesis Analytics are not surprised.  

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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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Reports & other Documents

Session on Recent developments in Housing: EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK

Genesis manager Noel Verrinder presented the findings from Genesis's impact study on an innovative housing microfinance loan in Kenya at the European Microfinance Week 2018 on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. See page 60 of the report …

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CREATING JOBS THROUGH ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Our Evaluation for Development practice conducted a review of the Jobs Fund's enterprise development (ED) portfolio to capture lessons around which models work best and why. We broke down the programmes into five core elements, and identified four key success drivers in SA. Check out this learning brief for more:

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Landscape Mapping for Impact Measurement and Management in SA

The research into the impact measurement and management landscape in SA conducted by Genesis Analytics and Impact Amplifier, presents key findings in an interactive format, accompanied by a supplementary guide to support your IMM efforts. 

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The paradox that more data poses for investors making decisions

Data – it’s the buzzword of the 21st century and it’s getting bigger and bigger, but for investors, more data does not necessarily mean better investment decisions. Genesis partner Neil Lightfoot questions our ability to use this data in making better investment decisions.

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Report to UN in support of 10 Principles of Global Compact

Genesis Analytics is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. This report re-confirm the firm's continued support of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

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THE UNSEEN SECTOR: A REPORT ON THE MSME OPPORTUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Small enterprises employ between 50 and 60% of South Africa’s work force and contribute around 34% of GDP, but they have been relatively stagnant over the past decade. Genesis worked with the World Bank and the IFC to produce "The Unseen Sector” report, an in-depth assessment of the micro, small and medium enterprise landscape in South Africa and opportunities to support the sector’s growth.

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