Our Health practice turned five this year
This year is a milestone for the Health practice at Genesis Analytics. We turned five and to mark the occasion we made a video to share our journey with our clients, partners and associates as well as our colleagues (past and present) who have walked this road with us. Thank You.
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Women's month is a time to reflect on persistent gender inequality
Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made in addressing gender equality. While these celebrations highlight the important role women play in society, girls and women continue to be limited in their ability to fully contribute to society due to the persistence of gender inequality, which has been heightened by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Financial literacy builds resilience in times of crisis
The ASISA Foundation asked their long-term learning partner, Genesis Analytics, to investigate the financial resilience of past WageWise workshop participants who faced extreme financial shock in the early months of Covid-19 (July 2020). Here are some of our findings.
MSMEs can be key to sustainable recovery in a post-Covid Africa
MSMEs account for over 90% of businesses and create employment for about 60% of workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. MSMEs will also play an important role generating the 450 million new jobs required by 2035 to cater for the growing youth population of Africa. This year the United Nations focused on them as the “key to an inclusive and sustainable recovery” post the Covid pandemic on the annual Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Read more about the challenges:
Is business expected to lead on social and environmental challenges?
According to respondents polled in the May 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer, it’s a strong yes. Almost eight in 10 employees sampled across the world, expect their employer to take action on societal issues like climate change, racism, the infodemic, vaccine hesitancy and dealing with automation.
Fostering an Africa fit for children
June 16th marks the Day of the African Child also known as Youth Day in South Africa. This year’s theme focuses on commemorating 30 years since the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) - “Fostering an Africa fit for children."
We must start closing the digital gender divide in Africa
Tomorrow (April 22) is International Day of Girls in Information & Communication Technology. The World Wide Web Foundation estimates that Africa, at 23%, has the largest global digital gender gap. Left unchecked, the gender gap in ICT will exacerbate gender inequality in the future.
What can business expect in 2021? We look at ahead
The world remains in crisis and levels of trust in institutions are low. According to the global 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer people around the world now trust business more than government, the media or NGOs. Will business rise to that confidence in 2021?
A Year of Unlocking Value in Evaluation for Development
The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one. COVID-19 fundamentally changed the trajectory for growth and development globally. As a team committed to unlocking value in Africa, the Evaluation for Development practice focused on keeping apace with these changes, and also anticipating them
Genesis Analytics looks back on 2020 as a watershed year
It has changed the way we work. It has also changed how we see the world. Our teams in East, West and Southern Africa, as well as the UK, are working together seamlessly. Barriers between us and our clients and partners have fallen away. But, as our chair explains, the lessons of the COVID era for the future go well beyond remote working. A new era has dawned for advisory work, and for Genesis in particular.
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Why should we still care about M&E during COVID-19?
The world is going through unprecedented change and to be adaptive during this time is extremely important. Now, more than ever, there is a need to be able to understand how people are being affected by the crisis and how this affects development interventions.