African solutions: Why South-South Learning is crucial to locally-led aid
How can local institutions be best supported to manage HIV prevention programmes? By learning with and from their peers. That is why the South-South Learning Network pioneers new ways to shift traditional power imbalances within global development. This year, the SSLN facilitates linkage and learning between 15 African countries heavily burdened by HIV to co-develop and share best practices to prevent HIV infections according to UNAIDS's 5 HIV prevention pillars.
Read below how input from peer-countries are more effective and sustainable than traditional top-down approaches.
2022 Africa Global Business Services Buyers Choice Report
The Africa Global Business Services (GBS) Buyers Choice Report uncovers the continent’s capabilities as a world-class offshore business services destination for international investors, buyers and operators. Valued at US$8,3 billion and projected to rise to US$11,7 billion by 2023, Africa’s GBS offshoring market alone is poised to become a new frontier for GBS delivery. The report dissects key elements of Africa’s GBS sector, as well as revealing pertinent buyer trends and requirements.
Guidance for selecting methods and tools for HIV economic studies
Genesis was awarded a contract to undertake a number of learning activities that will improve countries to accurately cost their HIV programmes, using national data systems, and interpret existing cost data, thereby enabling more effective planning, budgeting and ongoing decision-making.
From this work, Genesis produced guidance which enables users to select a costing methodology or tool which can assist policy makers and planners in finding the most appropriate costing method and tool for HIV and health programme financial planning. Download Guidance for selecting methods and tools for HIV economic studies here.
Users who wish to comment on the inclusion or exclusion of tools in this guide can contact Genesis at email@example.com.
A condensed version of the guide can be found here: Annexure 1: Reference Guide for considering study types, methods and tools for HIV economic questions.
Read more about the project: Improving the accurate costing of HIV programmes in Africa here.
Landscaping of HIV Methodologies and Tools
Genesis was awarded a contract to undertake a number of learning activities that will improve countries’ abilities to accurately cost their HIV programmes, using national data systems, and interpret existing cost data, thereby enabling more effective planning, budgeting and ongoing decision-making. This is the second report.
Users who wish to comment on the inclusion or exclusion of tools in this guide can contact Genesis at Elise Smith.
Reference guide for considering study types, methods and tools for HIV economic questions
The purpose of this annex is to provide the reader with an overview of all the research questions, study types, approach summaries, methodologies and tools for each stage of the planning cycle in tabular format.This facilitates a direct comparison between each of these elements and an overview of the various methodological and tool options for each stage. The annex should be read inconjunction with Guidance for selecting methods and tools for HIV economic studies, which provides more detailed material.
Read more about this project: Improving the accurate costing of HIV programmes in Africa
Benefits of central bank digital currencies for African countries
Genesis has been doing some fascinating work in the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) space and the blog sets out our argument for why central banks in developing countries should explore CBDC. Partner Bavani Naidoo explores the benefits here.
UNAIDS Global Fund seeks HIV consultants for 2023-25 funding cycle
The UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism is expanding the pool of consultants available to support Global Fund new funding requests in the 2023-2025 Funding Cycle.
If you are a consultant with some experience of working in HIV and HIV-related programmes, and you’re keen to expand your knowledge and skills to work on Global Fund funding requests, this free-of-charge opportunity may be for you. You will need to attend a five-day workshop online, participate in follow-on Q&A webinars, and be willing to take part in consultant teams supporting GF funding requests during 2023 and beyond. Download the EOI below.
Our C0DE team co-creates value with our partners in Africa
The Centre of Digital Excellence (C0DE) team at Genesis co-creates value with our partners in Africa by harnessing opportunities in the digital economy. Our work is focused on three areas: digital work opportunities and their enablers, technology governance and ethics, and data-driven decision making. We collaborate with the other teams across Genesis to provide multi-disciplinary expertise on our projects.
Impact Of Foreign Banks During Banking Sector Liberalisation
Managing partner of our Financial Services Strategy practice, Richard Ketley, was in Addis to present at the East African Financial Summit in May 2022. Richard argues that there are the strongest indications yet that the banking sector will soon be opened to foreign participation. Download the presentation of his thoughts on how this may play out.