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Green economy

Green economy


The promotion of green growth and sustainable development can address socioeconomic disparities through a focus on investment, infrastructure development, employment and skills development.

Through our work, we support public, private, and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth and help clients create developmental priorities in line with a low-carbon future and enhance energy and resource efficiency.



    Building case for climate-compatible development in Rwanda

    Genesis was employed to assist the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) in Rwanda in developing a business case for climate-compatible development in Rwanda.


    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.


    Report on unintended consequences of SA climate change plan

    Genesis was contracted by the International Finance Corporation to assess the unintended outcomes and impacts of the Climate Change Investment Programme (CIPA) South Africa (SA).


    Genesis reviews SA's energy future through to 2050

    Genesis was commissioned by a civil society organisation to review and comment on the South African government’s long-term energy planning documents, which were published in late 2016. 


    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.


    Genesis leads UK project on climate-smart agriculture support

    Genesis has been comissioned by DFID to conduct an 18-month climate-smart agricultural education and policy support project that aims to support the governments of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.  


    Framework to support decision-making for DBSA’s Green Funds

    Genesis Analytics provided detailed recommendations to the DBSA on its M&E framework and developed a comprehensive M&E system for its Green Fund.


    Innovative solutions to SA water security challenge

    The Innovation Hub Management Company’s Green Economy Unit engaged Genesis to identify potential opportunities that exist for SMMEs in the Gauteng city region to contribute to the growth of the South African economy by providing innovative solutions to the water-security challenge.


    Environmental governance in mining is evaluated

    Genesis Analytics and Digby Wells Environmental were contracted by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), to conduct an implementation evaluation of environmental governance in the mining sector. The purpose was to assess the relevance and effectiveness of environmental legislation in mining and the implementation in achieving its objective.

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Related Focus Areas


    Agriculture and agribusiness

    Africa’s agricultural sector is critical to sustainable economic development. Recognising the important role which agriculture plays in supporting economic opportunities, in particular for rural communities, the essential role of the sector for food security, and linkages with poverty alleviation, Genesis works at the public-private interface for government, donor, philanthropic and private sector clients, and in fruit, vegetable, cash and staple crop value chains across Sub-Saharan Africa.


    Climate and disaster risk financing

    We work with governments, donors and private businesses to increase the flows of climate finance from higher to lower income countries, in fostering the role of the private sector in climate finance and in better preparedness of societies to address the climate change emergency proactively and adequately.


    Gender and development

    To reach the full potential of the continent, we have to harness the full capacity and ability of the population by ensuring that women, who make up half of the population, are empowered to contribute in an equitable, productive and safe manner.

    Our work in gender and development spans a variety of contexts resulting in deep insights and expertise regarding gender dynamics as it pertains to policy and regulation, public and social programmes, NGO and other women’s movement initiatives, and private sector growth. All of these, and other institutional and society norms play an important role in shifting social dynamics, reducing barriers to empowerment, increasing access to opportunities for young girls and women.



    We work with our clients to develop solutions aimed at improving the health of populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 

    Our region faces the challenges of the quadruple burden of disease, which includes both communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as violence and injury. 

    Coupled with this are relatively weak health systems, heavy reliance on donor funding and inequitable public and private sectors. Within this context, we provide experts with decades of experience in the design, implementation, costing and evaluation of health programmes, and strengthening of sustainable health systems.


    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.


    MSME development

    MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) are recognised across the world as drivers of socioeconomic growth and development. They make a significant contribution in boosting public revenue collection, employment creation and economic empowerment, as well as provision of goods and services to the public.

    MSMEs face distinct challenges that limit their access to markets and operation capacity. Examples include limited formal documentation, lack of access to quality supplies and modern techniques, lack of networks and connections, limited access to finance, and limited capacity.

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