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Human development

All projects

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    What’s holding back the fight against malaria in Cameroon?

    The Global Fund’s Technical Review Panel commissioned Genesis to retroactively assess the financial performance and value for money achieved by Cameroon’s national malaria programme over the period 2015-2020.

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    Diagnosing expenditure performance through health financing analysis

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation needed to identify health-financing challenges driving poor system performance and the entry points in addressing the challenges.

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    Supporting health-financing advocacy with evidence-driven strategies

    We apply a suite of diagnostic and analytical approaches in health financing assessment to determine the adequacy, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and equity of financing for different disease and programmatic areas.

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    Assessing tech-enabled solutions to global youth unemployment

    Genesis was commissioned by Mercy Corps to conduct a rapid impact assessment of its Youth Impact Labs (YIL) programme.

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    Impact of COVID-19 on fiscal space for HIV in three countries

    To assess the magnitude of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and HIV expenditure, UNAIDS carried out fiscal-space analyses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jamaica, and Lesotho.

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    Supporting Uganda to prioritise cost-effective investments in nutrition.

    Genesis has been appointed to support UNICEF and the Government of Uganda to develop high-quality evidence to support decision-making that will ensure the available resources are targeted at the most cost-effective components of the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan.

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    Assessing performance of family planning financing

    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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    Creating better opportunities for young people with 4IR

    Genesis has partnered with UNICEF in Rwanda, South Africa, Oman and Qatar to conduct a foundational landscape analysis that informs the development of the country investment agenda for young people in each country.

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    Charting sustainable roadmap for AIDS in Sri Lanka

    Genesis was contracted by UNAIDS to lead a transition readiness assessment (TRA) in Sri Lanka and develop an implementable sustainability roadmap to mitigate for transition risks and vulnerabilities.

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    Analysis of fiscal space Oman needs to maintain social welfare


    In partnership with Oxford Policy Management (UK) and The Firm (Oman), Genesis Analytics carried out a comprehensive fiscal space analysis for Oman, projecting expenditures for health and education to 2040.

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    Counting the health costs of VAT on soap in Madagascar

    Genesis Analytics partnered with UNICEF and the Government in Madagascar to evaluate whether an exemption in the value-added tax on soap would increase access to soap and achieve better WASH-related outcomes, and drive tax policy decision-making based on the recommendations derived from the evaluation.

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    Building the case for an investment in ECD in Burundi

    Genesis Analytics partnered with UNICEF and the Government of Burundi to build the case for multi-sectoral early childhood development (ECD) investments in the country and recommend the package of ECD interventions that is optimal to boost the development of its youngest generation and, thus, of the nation as a whole.

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    Supporting safe reopening of ECD centres in Oman

    Genesis Analytics has been working alongside UNICEF Oman to develop guidelines for the safe reopening of early childhood development centres in Oman, in order to limit the impact of COVID-19 on this crucial stage in the lifecycle for infants.

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    Supporting health financing reform in Africa with ALM

    Genesis Analytics is supporting the Africa Leadership Meeting – Investing in Health, which is tasked with developing tools and mobilising African governments to increase domestic investments in health.

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    Sustainable financing for SA School Health Programme

    The German Development Co-operation (GIZ), through its participation in the South African-German Multisectoral HIV Prevention Programme, appointed Genesis Analytics to support the South African government in strengthening the costing, budgeting and financing arrangements for the Integrated School Health Programme and in mobilising additional financial resources for the effective delivery of the programme.

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    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.

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    Improving the accurate costing of HIV programmes in Africa

    Genesis has been awarded a contract to undertake a number of learning activities that will improve countries’ abilities to accurately cost their HIV programmes, using national data systems, and interpret existing cost data, thereby enabling more effective planning, budgeting and ongoing decision-making.

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    Our behavioural solutions team lifts school attendance by 14%

    Genesis Analytics partnered with the Fun Learning for Youth (FLY) programme in Alexandra to help them improve attendance and attainment rates. The interventions resulted in a 14% increase in student attendance across all grades over the five-week period.

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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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    Sexual and reproductive services will improve health of SA's youth

    Genesis Analytics supported the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to investigate the understanding, accessibility and acceptability of providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to boys and girls attending school in South Africa.

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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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    Impact of in-school classes for budding entrepreneurs

    Genesis Analytics was contracted to conduct an impact evaluation targeting learners who had completed three years of the startUP&go programme funded by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). 

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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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    Harambee mid-term Evaluation

    Harambee is an organisation that addresses knowledge and skills gaps among unemployed young people in South Africa and aims to link them to entry-level job opportunities. Having placed more than 10 000 young work-seekers in employment in three years, Harambee has built an effective model that provides unemployed youth with access to job opportunities.

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