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MSME development

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    Evaluating the development of Tanzanian innovation ecosystem

    Genesis conducted the mid-term strategic evaluation of the Developing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Tanzania programme, jointly funded by Fondation Botnar and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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    Insight into SME environment in three West African countries

    Genesis was commissioned by the IFC to assess the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sectors and research the specific financial needs of MSMEs in three West African countries.

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    Assisting financial institutions to improve financial access for SMEs.

    Genesis was commissioned by the IFC to undertake several deep-dive studies on MSME finance that were used to inform the IFC’s advisory to its (financial institution) clients to improve financial access for SMEs.

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    Impact due diligence on Egyptian financial institution investment

    Genesis was commissioned by a global development financial institution (DFI) to undertake an impact due diligence on prospective financial institution (FI) investment in Egypt.

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    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.

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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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    Uplifting private sector development across African markets

    Genesis was commissioned by the African Development Bank to design its private sector development strategy for 2020 to 2025.

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    Strategic plan to catalyse financial inclusion growth in Nigeria

    Genesis conducted a macroeconomic, financial sector policy and regulatory review to identify areas where EFInA could invest to catalyse financial inclusion in Nigeria.

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    Debunking financial and non-financial needs of MSMEs in Africa

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) commissioned Genesis to do market-wide research on the MSME finance market and landscape in six African countries to ground its investment and advisory support to financial sectors.

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    Making Access Possible in Malawi: RoadMAP to MSME success

    Genesis, in partnership with FinMark Trust, was commissioned to carrying out an evidence-based diagnostic study of the MSME of Malawi to identify key barriers and opportunities in the market.

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    Evaluating entrepreneurial tools for SME growth

    Genesis was contracted by the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF) to conduct an external evaluation of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) programme to assess its performance to date.

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    Framework for SME finance to support agriculture value chain in Africa

    Genesis partnered with an international donor organisation to compare the operational processes of a group of agri-SME lenders to identify ways of serving the agricultural value chain more effectively.

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    Monitoring implementation of City Support Programme

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by the World Bank through funding from the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) to provide monitoring support to South Africa's City Support Programme (CSP).

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    Mapping SME development on AfDB programmes

    Genesis Analytics completed a major review of the African Development Bank’s support strategies for small- and medium-sized businesses. This was the first project to leverage our new Francophone and African Development Bank liaison office.

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    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.

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    Diagnosing MSME development challenge in Africa

    Genesis partnered with a private foundation to diagnose the MSME landscape in four countries to understand the key growth constraints and programming opportunities for MSME development.

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    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.

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    Diagnosing the MSME development challenge in four countries

    Genesis partnered with the prominent private foundation to diagnose the MSME landscape in four countries of interest. The foundation was new to the area of MSME development and required guidance on how best to diagnose the key growth constraints and programming opportunities for MSME development.

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    Genesis evaluates Jobs Fund's on-lending projects

    The Jobs Fund has contracted Genesis Analytics to conduct project-level evaluations of the Anglo Gold Ashanti and Anglo American Sebenza Funds, two on-lending projects funded under its enterprise development-funding window.

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    Enterprise project tests rural youth employment plan

    TechnoServe commissioned evaluations of their Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) programme to understand their impact, learn from the implementation of both phases, and test the sustainability of their roll-out model.

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    Case for private sector, climate-smart smallholder farming

    Genesis was engaged by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to research a business case for engaging the private sector in designing and delivering climate-smart solutions.  

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    Impact of fintech on state of MSME finance in Kenya

    The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD) Kenya commissioned Genesis to carry out an in-depth analysis on how and to what extent MSMEs had been impacted by the significant developments in the country's financial sector since 2005.

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    Final review of PEP Africa

    Genesis was contracted by the IFC to conduct an independent review of the 10-year PEP programme to understand the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and results and impact of PEP Africa and its projects. 

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    Finalisation of Zimbisa’s MRM system to ensure DCED compliance

    Genesis was contracted to review the overall MRM system, complete the development of monitoring and learning tools, and design an internal training session for the Zimbisa team.

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    Design of social impact bond for SME development

    Genesis was hired by the National Treasury to conduct the design of a social impact bond in enterprise development.

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    Optimising the role of MSMEs in Nigeria

    Genesis was commissioned to understand the role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria, and make recommendations to improve credit access of MSMEs in the future.

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    Designing a new approach to MSME lending

    Genesis Analytics partnered the IFC on its Nigeria MSME programme to help a large commercial bank develop an MSME strategy. 

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