Better data to prioritise actions to achieve SDGs
Climate change seems to make headlines every day. It can be disheartening to hear for example that the methane leaks from a fossil fuel field are equivalent to the UK's total greenhouse gas emissions in an entire year. This can create an almost paralysing sense of helplessness that can be a barrier to climate action.
Global climate crisis poses new threats
Ethiopia’s bank executives are worried about many issues as they plan for their medium- to long-term futures. It could be liquidity issues, foreign currency crunch or political risks. A topic that is receiving less attention is the significant risks that climate change poses to the sector.
Making every child count
Genesis is very proud to share that our Human Development team has won a Best of 2022 Research Award from UNICEF Innocenti. The award was presented for a report commissioned by UNICEF that provides an Investment Case for Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Burundi.
Our planet's resources are still under threat 50 years on
Earth Day is an annual celebration that aims to raise awareness of the need to protect the Earth’s natural resources for future generations. The first Earth Day was held on 22 April 1970. More than 50 years later, our planet’s natural resources are still under threat.
Behavioural economics – are you missing out?
The world’s leading organisations understand that their customers are not always rational and that they make inconsistent and incoherent choices. These organisations also understand that their customers make these inconsistent and incoherent choices in predictable ways. That is, they are predictably irrational.
The importance of young people in evaluation
Young evaluators are playing a crucial and exciting role in advancing development in practice. Heather Dixon from the Evaluation for Development team reminds us that investing in the development of young evaluators is an investment in the future of evaluation in Africa.
Development of capital markets in Ethiopia is now steaming ahead
The development of capital markets in Ethiopia is now steaming ahead. The most recent development is the issuing of three directives for public consultation by the Ethiopian Capital Markets Authority (ECMA) that will pave the road for implementing the capital markets proclamation enacted in 2021. This will create major opportunities for the banking sector in that country.
A roadmap for Zambia’s capital markets development
Zambia’s first-ever Capital Markets Master Plan sets out a roadmap for the country’s regulators, government and market stakeholders in ensuring that Zambia’s capital markets play a full and meaningful role in the country’s journey to middle-income status.
Six steps to pave the way for ESG regulations
We feel for the financial regulators in Africa, trying to define their approach to Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) risk management. They face many challenges: low understanding and awareness of ESG; limited capacity and resources; and a confusion of global working groups, frameworks, metrics, and guidelines - most which are not flexible enough to adapt to the local, developing context.
Ethiopia looks to unlocking its potential
As Ethiopia looks forward and strives to unlock its potential, Genesis Analytics is eager and committed to take the journey alongside the country. Our colleagues in the Financial Services Strategy - Richard Ketley, Ndodzo Mawela, Christian Tesfaye GebreMariam and Nahom Shiferaw - highlight four developments that point to a more stable and improved business environment for the country.
Supporting the mindset of young entrepreneurs
Africa is currently home to more than 1 billion people, approximately half of whom will be under 25 years old by 2050. There is potential for this ‘youth bulge’ to become a demographic dividend, but if Africa’s persistent youth unemployment is not addressed, the youth bulge may lead to a demographic bomb.