Reports and other documents
Designing banking around women's needs
Can a bank’s value proposition targeting women be designed in a gender intentional way that avoids creating ‘pink products’? Tascha Terreblanche unpacks what Financial Services Strategy have come to learn about women and financial services with the value proposition components for a bank - product, price, promotion, place, process.
Introduction to our Human Development practice
We work for a world where everyone can develop to their full potential. We are focused on expanding meaningful rights and opportunities for people who are marginalised. Part of a global African firm, we are particularly committed to children, women and young people in Africa and the Middle East.
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanicam and Implications for South Africa
This working paper examines the European Union’s (EU’s) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) proposal, the implications for South Africa, and possible response options and was written by John Ward (Genesis Analytics). The paper benefited from feedback from the Presidential Climate Commission’s (PCC’s) Climate Finance and Innovation Working Group and the PCC’s NetZero Working Group.
Can impact bonds to address climate change challenges in Senegal?
Climate change poses an existential threat to the city of Saint-Louis, Senegal. With an estimated population of 80,000 people living in high-risk zones, we need to act now. FSD Africa in partnership with UMOA-Titres commissioned Genesis to study the potential for impact bonds to unlock climate finance flows in the city.
Lessons from Business Growth Project in Ethiopia
Genesis Analytics conducted a final evaluation of Digital Opportunity Trust’s Entrepreneurship and Business Growth Project in Ethiopia. The project trained entrepreneurs on business skills and linked MSEs to business development services and facilitated greater access to finance.
Nudging PHC healthcare workers to refer men for VMMC in South Africa
Genesis, via its MMC SUSTAIN programme, has been assisting South Africa's voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme since 2018. The aim? Transition to a more locally owned and implemented VMMC programme. Using behavioural insights and nudge-like techniques, we developed a set of tools to guide staff at primary healthcare facilities to promote VMMC to everyday-patients.
Branching Out: Financial inclusion at the margins
This learning brief draws on the work of the Branching Out: Financial Inclusion at the Margins programme (the Branching Out programme). It summarises the lessons learnt from the programme on providing grant funding and technical assistance to organisations seeking to broaden financial inclusion for bottom of the pyramid communities, particularly women in Zambia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
Evaluating new products to increase financial inclusion
A large portion of the developing world still remains financially excluded. Genesis Analytics partnered with the WSBI-ESBG to evaluate their Scale2Save programme (funded by the Mastercard Foundation). The programme focused on supporting eight financial institutions (First City Monument Bank Limited, LAPO Microfinance Nigeria, Barid Cash Morocco, BRAC Uganda, Centenary Bank Uganda, FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI), Postbank Kenya and Advans Côte d'Ivoire) to develop low-balance savings account products aimed at increasing financial inclusion.