Centre of Digital Excellence
Political economy of technology governance in Ghana
Genesis’ Centre of Digital Excellence was commissioned by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to conduct an analysis of Ghana political economy as part of a broad political analysis of emerging and critical technologies across African and South Asian emerging markets.
Seeking new financial products to target gig workers
Genesis was commissioned to conduct a market sizing of the gig economy in Pakistan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia to review the challenges faced by gig workers in these three markets and to propose recommendations on financial products to target this segment.
Developing a fundraising strategy for a coding-for-kids start-up
Genesis Analytics’ Centre of Digital Excellence (C0DE) and Financial Services Strategy (FSS) teams partnered with CodeNgwana, an NGO initiative that provides foundational coding lessons to African children, to support its growth objectives over the next three years.
Strategy to support Indonesia's digital skills development
Genesis Analytics’ Centre of Digital Excellence (C0DE) team partnered with Digital Pathways at Oxford University and the SMERU Research Institute to develop a strategy focusing on accelerating digital skills development in Indonesia.
Evaluating the impact of a central bank digital currency
Central banks across the world are rethinking approaches to financial and payments system infrastructure. New technologies such as distributed ledgers are revolutionising the way customers, businesses and financial intermediaries interact.
Dashboard supports COVID vaccine roll-out in South Africa
Despite progress in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination programme in South Africa, there are still millions of vulnerable individuals who have not yet been vaccinated. There is a need to implement targeted interventions, per population group and geography, to increase national vaccination coverage.
Opportunity to transform public healthcare service delivery in Ghana
Genesis Analytics partnered with a private foundation, and key stakeholders in the public, private and NGO sectors in Ghana to develop a transformational vision for the use of digital technologies, especially in the north of the country, which suffers serious backlogs in terms of healthcare services and health indicators.
Facilitating continuous learning for AI health research collaborative
Genesis Analytics has been contracted to support the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) through a developmental evaluation (DE). Unlike the traditional formative or summative evaluations, DEs facilitate real-time or close-time feedback loops, facilitating a continuous learning cycle.
Addressing food security in a global pandemic
Genesis Analytics, through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), advised the Solidarity Fund on if, and how, it could support a sustainable food production intervention that addressed the persistent experience of hunger by the most vulnerable households in South Africa (which has been aggravated by COVID-19).
A mobile solution to supporting HIV treatment adherence
MenConnect is an innovative approach to supporting HIV treatment initiation and adherence among men living with HIV in South Africa. Genesis was responsible for crafting behaviourally informed messages that are timed to the treatment journey milestones and tailored per psychographic segment.
Design thinking for innovative bank products in Tanzania
Genesis was contracted to support FinSights Lab, an innovation initiative enabling solutions for financial services institutions to enhance financial inclusion, in supporting a large Tanzanian bank to develop new products and services for the mass market.
Genesis supports Uganda with strategy to capitalise on 4IR to drive growth
Genesis is providing technical support to Uganda's Presidential Taskforce on the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) to formulate a national 4IR strategy to guide the country on areas where 4IR technology can be domesticated to achieve development objectives.
Genesis looks for drivers of innovation ecosystem in SADC region
Genesis was contracted by FinMark Trust and the Insights 2 Impact (i2i) Facility to conduct an innovation scoping study for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to identify the drivers of innovation ecosystem development and opportunities to enhance the innovation ecosystem in the SADC.
Evaluating project for affordable, inclusive financial products
Genesis was appointed by AccessHolding to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Access2Acces programme to understand its performance and outcomes till the mid-point of the programme, in order to document key learnings arising from implementation, and to identify areas for improvement.
Strategy for mobile-wallet partnership opportunities in Africa
Genesis Analytics was commissioned by a global card association to conduct a mobile-wallet partnership opportunity assessment across five countries, Ghana, Senegal, Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Mauritius. This entailed assessing and mapping the payment landscape in each country and identifying key payment opportunities in the mobile money, card and digital payments space.
First comprehensive mapping of South African fintechs for national treasury
To enable the growth of the fintech sector while minimising risk and protecting consumers, the National Treasury, in partnership with The World Bank Group, commissioned Genesis to conduct the first full market diagnostic and sizing of the local fintech sector.
Genesis drafts report for government fintech working group
Genesis drafted the post-workshop report of the second workshop of the IFWG (Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group), which is made up of the representatives from the South African Reserve Bank, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, National Treasury, Financial Intelligence Centre and the South African Revenue Service.
Setting the baseline study for global digital development
Description Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), an independent organisation established to engage and resolve barriers associated with integrating digital development and data in developing and emerging nations, engaged Genesis to undertake a global baseline study.
Mid-term review of largest UN project in digital finance
Genesis was contracted to conduct a mid-term evaluation of Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P), the largest of the UNCDF’s programmes in digital finance. The evaluation was based on a theory-based approach and used the OECD DAC criteria as its guiding framework.
Digital-credit scoring tool to expand credit to MSMEs
Genesis has proposed the development of a digital-credit scoring tool for micro, small and medium enterprise lending in Zimbabwe. The tool will be developed to enable financial service providers to lend to previously excluded entrepreneurs and MSMEs across a number of economic sectors using alternative data and non-traditional sources of data.
Balancing innovation with regulation to grow SA financial services
Genesis partnered with the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services to understand which policy and regulatory approaches best suit the South African financial sector in managing the balancing act of preserving the country's sound financial system, while enabling fintech innovation that promotes improved access to finance and growth in the sector.
Rockefeller looks to new digital skills for Africa's youth
Genesis was awarded a two-year grant by The Rockefeller Foundation to serve as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) partner to their Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) initiative, which was set up in response to the challenge of widespread youth unemployment in Africa.
Financial model sets new mobile termination rates
‘Termination rates’ are the prices telecommunications operators pay each other to terminate calls originating on each other’s networks (for example, when an MTN customer calls a Vodacom customer, MTN pays a termination fee to Vodacom). For a variety of pro-competitive reasons, regulators around the world set these rates equal to the costs operators incur to provide termination services to each other.