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Gender and development

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    Assessing family planning financing expenditure performance

    Genesis conducted family-planning performance assessment for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to identify key improvement areas in family-planning financing for three countries and created a tool that supports alignment between the foundation’s health and family-planning financing strategies.

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    State of access to finance for Ethiopian woman traders

    Genesis was appointed by the IFC to run a diagnostic study on the state of access to finance in Ethiopia for women traders during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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    Enhancing access to finance for EAC women cross-border traders

    Genesis undertook a diagnostic study to inform discussions and policy adjustments to advance access to finance for women cross-border traders and the identification of firm-level barriers that limit their bankability.

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    Unlocking gender barriers faced by Malawian women

    CAMFED commissioned Genesis to conduct research into potential growth sectors for women’s entrepreneurship in Malawi, and to understand the gender barriers facing women entrepreneurs in that country.

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    Ensuring the greatest impact of COVID relief funds in SA

    The Solidarity Fund was set up in March 2020 to fund a range of initiatives that addressed the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Genesis Analytics to provide extensive and wide-ranging technical support for the fund to ensure that the investments made by the fund had the greatest possible impact.

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    Evaluating project to empower 2000 scholars through school

    The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) appointed Genesis to conduct a mid-term review of their 10-year programme to support 2,000 scholars (primarily girls) in Rwanda and Ethiopia through secondary school, and to further support a group of the Rwandan scholars through university.

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    Innovative funding for project to address teenage pregnancy

    Genesis Analytics was appointed with a consortium of partners to provide technical support for a social impact bond to address HIV and pregnancy in school-going adolescent girls in South Africa.

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    Assessing outcome of empowering of girl scholars

    Genesis conducted a mid-term review of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) scholars programme in Ethiopia and Rwanda

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    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.

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    Assessing impact of family planning programme for Kenyan girls

    Genesis was contracted to conduct a rapid impact assessment of the Choice for Change (C4C) family planning programme in Kenya targeting adolescent girls. Choice for Change is a CIFF-funded initiative, though implemented through Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK), IPAS and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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    Fintech solutions for women and their impact

    Genesis conducted research and prepared a paper that synthesised which financial technology solutions existed for women and their impact on women’s economic empowerment.

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    Rwandan women still marginalised in village saving schemes

    Genesis conducted an evaluation of CARE International’s Scale Up project that sought to reach 300,000 new Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) members of whom 75% were to be women.

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    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.

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    Positive impact of Soul Buddyz Clubs on young women

    Genesis was asked by Soul City to evaluate their Soul Buddyz HIV-prevention campaign in schools from 2004. We used social media, as well as direct approaches, to track down Soul Buddyz members for the study.

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    Protecting sex workers in Mpumalanga

    For this project we conducted extensive research in the Gert Sibande District in Mpumalanga, which showed that many young women engaged in commercial sex work and transactional sex. This is as a result of very high unemployment levels among women in the area. It is also probably the reason why HIV infection levels in this area are among the highest in the country.

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