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Climate finance and economics


Climate finance and economics

Overview

We are all facing a significant challenge: more and more, we are observing the far-reaching effects of climate change through the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Climate change is a threat multiplier and exacerbates many of the world’s greatest challenges including poverty, inequality and other socio-economic issues.

Leading The Team

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    Marcela Tarazona

    Partner (Climate Finance and Economics)
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    Belinda Kaimuri-Kyalo

    Senior Associate (Climate Finance and Economics)

Projects

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    Developing a sustainable pipeline of low-carbon projects in Egypt

    Genesis, in partnership with Acumen Consulting, is working with PwC as a delivery partner for the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) programme, which aims to develop a sustainable pipeline of bankable, low-carbon projects in Egypt and to identify suitable financing options for them.

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    Addressing the climate change challenges in Saint-Louis, Senegal

    Genesis partnered with FSD Africa and Umoa Titres to develop a study that determines the feasibility of deploying a financial instrument to address climate change, environmental and/or waste management challenges in the city of Saint-Louis, Senegal.

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    Genesis supports SADC water and infrastructure projects

    Genesis worked with the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), a DFID-funded facility that prepares water and infrastructure projects across SADC, in the design and delivery of water infrastructure that fosters sustainable development of the region’s water, food and energy security.

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    Climate risk assessment of Tanzanian dam project

    Genesis provided support for the climate change risk assessment and the financing strategy of the Kikonge Hydropower Project in Tanzania.

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    A winning strategy for deepening financial markets in Uganda

    Genesis Analytics have been working with Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Trusts on a number of projects. FDS commissioned Genesis first to re-invigorate their approach to facilitating financial-sector deepening in Uganda. We then helped FSDU develop a refreshed strategy for the next three years and then assisted them with a critical part of strategy execution related to fundraising.

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    Vuna looks for innovation models for climate-smart agriculture

    Vuna commissioned a Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) innovation models impact analysis to assess select Vuna Agriculture Development Facility (ADF) projects and identify intervention pathways to sustained climate resilience at scale.

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    Building Southern Africa's Resilience to Natural Resource Shocks

    Genesis is the long-term monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner on the Resilient Waters Programme, a USAID's five-year programme in the Okavango and Limpopo river basins.

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    Review of plan to grow skills in energy sector

    Genesis Analytics was contracted by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to conduct a programme evaluation of the relevance, effectiveness, expected impact and long-term sustainability of the Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) programme, which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and Virgin Unite.

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    Expert analysis of carbon tax proposal for BUSA

    Genesis was appointed by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) to provide expert analysis and input in a review of the National Treasury’s discussion document regarding the possible implementation of a carbon tax intended to internalise environmental costs and reduce emissions.

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Related Focus Areas

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    Behavioural solutions

    Genesis recognises that certain problems in commerce and development demand an expert understanding of human behaviour. Moreover, the quality of traditional solutions can often be dramatically improved by incorporating behavioural expertise. Behavioural Solutions at Genesis combines expertise in economics, psychology, anthropology and sociology to unlock value.

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    Centre of Digital Excellence

    The Centre of Digital Excellence (C0DE) focuses on technology innovation as well as the opportunities that this provides for improving the development potential of African nations and for managing the risks inherent in an increasingly digital world.

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    Financial services strategy

    Our Financial Services team has completed more than 600 projects across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East since 2001. We work with leading financial institutions to address their challenges, unlock value for their stakeholders and shape the future of the industry.

    Our team understands the evolving technology and market structures, economics and regulatory trends across all segments of the financial services sector. Our distinct approach is characterised by deep specialisation and rigorous analysis based on a strong economics foundation.

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    Green economy

    Promoting green growth and sustainable development can address socioeconomic disparities by focusing on investment, infrastructure development, employment and skills development.

    Through our work, we support public, private and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth.

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    Human development

    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. 

    We work in key human development areas: health, nutrition, and WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene); youth, education and early childhood development; and social protection and social care. Rapid changes in demography, climate and technology are generating massive challenges and tremendous opportunities for human development. At the same time, Covid-19 has caused a severe shock to human development from which people and systems need to recover.

    We help governments, their global partners, and private and non-state clients to improve the delivery of key human development services while navigating these changes. To do so, we provide services in diagnostics; regulation, governance and oversight; strategy, planning and implementation; financing and budgeting; service delivery; and monitoring and evaluation.

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    Monitoring, evaluation and learning

    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.

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