Monitoring, evaluation and learning
Women shine in evaluation of Ethiopian business growth project
Genesis Analytics conducted a final evaluation of Digital Opportunity Trust’s Entrepreneurship and Business Growth project in Ethiopia. The project conducted business skills training with entrepreneurs, linked MSMEs to business development services and facilitated greater access to finance.
Assisting a low-fee independent school to articulate its impact
Genesis in Society, the firm's corporate social investment arm, engaged Molo Mhlaba to conduct a programmatic assessment of the school, update the school’s theory of change and establish an impact framework to help Molo Mhlaba build an investment case for the school’s future donors.
Overcoming key challenges of smallholder coffee farmers in Tanzania
Genesis was contracted to conduct the final evaluation of a Tanzanian project of International Coffee Partners (ICP), an initiative by eight leading European coffee companies whose vision is to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ livelihoods
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.
Measuring the impact of Mowgli's mentoring of SMEs
Genesis Analytics was contracted by Mowgli Mentoring to act as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) partner to Mowgli Mentoring and provide M&E support with a particular focus on building a competitive evidence base to prove the impact of its mentoring programme.
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).
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.
Can investment in public sector infrastructure result in job creation?
Genesis was appointed by the Jobs Fund within the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) – a repeat client – to conduct an impact evaluation on selected infrastructure investment projects. The assignment included a comprehensive review of the overall infrastructure investment portfolio consisting of nine projects in total.
Insights drive uptake of financial products by smallholder farmers
Genesis Analytics was contracted by the Kenya Commercial Bank to undertake an impact evaluation of MobiGrow, a product that targets agricultural value chain actors to offer mobile-based financial inclusion and information to smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Kenya and Rwanda.
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.
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.
Learning for better learning: Evaluating FiDA's learning partnership
Genesis was appointed to conduct a strategic and forward-looking mid-term evaluation of the Partnership for Finance in a Digital Africa (FiDA), hosted by Caribou Digital, which is the learning partner to the Mastercard Foundation’s Next Generation Financial Services (NGFS) portfolio.
Positive impact of Passport to Success life skills on learners
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) partnered with Genesis to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of the Passport to Success life skills curriculum provided to learners participating in the EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative.
Building robust M&E system to measure impact of enterprise programme
Genesis Analytics was hired to develop the monitoring and evaluation system of Seedstars - an international social enterprise based in Geneva aimed at supporting high-growth entrepreneurs. Seedstars has seven offices in developing markets which act as workspaces and support centres for the entrepreneurs.
A toolkit to support food loss and waste reduction initiatives
Genesis was contracted by the Rockefeller Foundation to unpack the learnings from the YieldWise programme in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania and package these in an accessible toolkit, serving as a “how to do guide” for informing investments in food loss and waste reduction.
Evaluating ILO job creation project for Syrian refugees and Jordanians
Genesis conducted the final evaluation of an ILO's project to support Syrian refugees' and Jordanians' access to “green work” in the agriculture sector using an employment-intensive method. Its goal was to promote better living conditions for Syrian refugees and Jordanians through increased decent work in the agricultural sector and an improved environment.
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.
Unpacking key drivers of SA enterprise development success
We conducted a review of the Jobs Fund's enterprise development (ED) portfolio to capture lessons around which models work best and why. We broke down the programmes into five core elements, and identified four key success drivers in South Africa.
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.
Genesis evaluates effectiveness of rural finance learning partner
Genesis was appointed to conduct the mid-term evaluation of the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab established by the Mastercard Foundation as the official learning partner to the Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) and their grantees.
Banking association evaluates its StarSaver programme
Genesis Analytics was contracted by the Banking Association South Africa (BASA) to conduct a retrospective evaluation of the StarSaver™ programme that allows volunteers from participating banks and financial institutions to deliver hour-long lessons on savings to learners up to grade seven.