Reports and other documents
- Contribution to economy-wide growth (growth part of inclusive growth);
- Lowering the barriers to tourism entrepreneurship for typically excluded groups (supply-side inclusion);
- Enabling more South Africans to travel within their own country (demand-side inclusion);
- As supply- and demand-side inclusion come together how is Airbnb dispersing the benefits of tourism geographically.
Ugandan MSMEs offer a $8.8b market opportunity
Uganda has a vibrant entrepreneurial business community with an estimated 1.1 million micro-, small-, and mediums-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across almost all sectors of the economy. To fully realise the potential of Uganda’s MSMEs, they require access to finance.
COVID-19 Special Public Health Surveillance Bulletin
This report details the preliminary results of a COVID-19 healthcare utilisation and seroprevalence survey (HUTS study) from three communities in South Africa, and shows an overall SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence of 35.8% as of end January 2021. This suggests a substantial increase in seroprevalence during the second COVID-19 wave – most likely as a consequence of the greater transmissibility of the 501Y.V2 variant.
Access to economic opportunity is essential for improving lives
A vibrant private sector is key to economic development on the continent. Expanding access to economic opportunity is essential for improving lives and livelihoods, generating jobs and creating wealth. The private sector plays a leading role in delivering economic growth and is increasingly expected to do so in a way that is inclusive and sustainable.
We work with companies, foundations, development finance institutions and donors to accelerate progress and alleviate poverty. To do so, we design, implement and evaluate private-sector led interventions that affect system-wide change to the benefit of those that are systemically excluded.
Economic impact of a next-generation subsea internet cable on Africa
What will be the economic impact of a next-generation subsea internet cable that will run along Africa's Atlantic Ocean coastline from Europe to Cape Town?
Genesis was engaged with Africa Practice to analyse the economic impact of the increased international bandwidth arising from the installation of the cable in the three countries it will first land in. The Equiano cable is a next-generation subsea internet cable that will run along Africa's Atlantic Ocean coastline, connecting these regions to Europe (Portugal).
The deployment of the cable has been funded by Google and is expected to land in Lagos (Nigeria), Swakopmund (Namibia) and Cape Town (South Africa) in 2022, and thereafter in seven additional countries.
We work to maximise the social and economic impact of development efforts
We work to maximise the social and economic impact of development efforts. As a trusted provider of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) services we combine our deeply rooted understanding of the African context with our extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods to assess progress, measure value creation, and facilitate internal and external learning.
Infographic: The contribution of Airbnb to inclusive growth in South Africa
To overcome South Africa’s triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment we need inclusive growth. Airbnb is one of the few positive examples of inclusive growth – that is a contribution to a growing economy where the benefits of growth are shared more widely.
The report explores Airbnb’s contribution to inclusive growth in four ways:
Airbnb added R11 billion to the economy in 2019, and R8 Billion in 2020 - a crisis year for tourism. Moreover the benefits of this growth are increasingly inclusive. Download the infographic of the report and read the full report here
The contribution of Airbnb to inclusive growth in South Africa
In 2020, a ‘crisis year’ for tourism in South Africa, travel on Airbnb contributed more than R8 billion to the economy supporting around 22,000 jobs according to a new report from independent consultancy Genesis Analytics that was commissioned by Airbnb and released today.
The report highlights how the Airbnb platform is contributing to growth of the tourist economy, and that this growth is increasingly inclusive in nature. The Airbnb platform is lowering barriers to entry and welcoming new Hosts onto the platform by empowering groups typically excluded from the benefits of tourism, like those living in rural and township communities. Download the infographic here
Network helps countries make better HIV prevention decisions
An innovative new programme shows the power of South-to-South learning — and how facilitated self-assessment can unlock new data and insights to help countries reduce HIV infections. Download the article or read more the network's site.