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Programme and impact evaluation

All projects

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    Evaluating MSME pilot in government affordable housing projects

    Genesis was commissioned to conduct an impact assessment of the Park Road Affordable Housing Project, which was a pilot intervention of the Kenyan government’s MSME access to market programme. 

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    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

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    Strategic Learning for IYF’s Passport to Success Programme

    Genesis was appointed to conduct a strategic learning exercise of the Via: Pathways to Work, a five-year initiative that aims to improve economic opportunities for underserved youth in Mozambique and Tanzania.

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    Genesis reviews IFC’s Support for Compact with Africa initiative

    Genesis was appointed to conduct the mid-term review (MTR) of the IFC Support for the Compact with Africa (CwA) initiative (ISCA).

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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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    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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    Assessing impact of agricultural innovation programme

    DFID contracted IPE Tripleline and Genesis Analytics to assess the contribution that AgriTech Catalyst has made to development outcomes and impacts through encouraging agricultural innovation in developing countries.

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    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.

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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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    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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    Insights into changing nature of work for young Africans

    Genesis was contracted by the Mastercard Foundation to perform audience-needs research for a new initiative to improve the availability of insights relating to the changing nature of work for young Africans in the coming 10-15 years.

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    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.

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    Making markets work more effectively for smallholder farmers

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) appointed Genesis to conduct an end-of-programme evaluation of their Market Access Program (MAP) that was implemented in 14 countries in Africa between 2008 and early 2019.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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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    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.

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    Genesis advises Swiss on Mozambique agri projects

    Genesis has been retained by the Swiss Development Corporation to sit on a strategic advisory committee (SAC) that advises the corporation on private-sector-led systemic approaches to agricultural development in Mozambique.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    Genesis evaluates government's evaluation system

    Genesis, in partnership with UK-based IOD PARC, was appointed by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Office of the Presidency to evaluate South Africa’s National Evaluation System.

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    Genesis studies why 30% of SA births go unregistered

    Genesis was contracted to evaluate the Department of Home Affairs’ birth registration programme. Despite various interventions, only 694 000 out of approximately 1.1-million births are registered per year in South Africa.

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    Evaluating plan to reduce post-harvest loses for Kenyan mango farmers

    Genesis was contracted to conduct an end-of-project evaluation of YieldWise Scale-Up to assess the extent to which the project had achieved expected results in reduction of post-harvest losses (PHL) for mango farmers.

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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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    Impact of benefits of People and Parks project evaluated

    Genesis was contracted by the Department of Environmental Affairs  to conduct a socio-economic and environmental impact evaluation of the People and Parks projects between 2005/06 and 2015/16. 

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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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    Microfinance sector in Rwanda still needs support

    Genesis Analytics evaluated the Microfinance Challenge Fund Rwanda and found that the Rwandan microfinance industry still needs support.

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    Impact evaluation of housing support in Kenya, Uganda

    Genesis is conducting an impact evaluation of Building Assets, Unlocking Access, a programme by Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), in collaboration with local financial service providers (FSPs) in Kenya and Uganda. 

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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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    Final evaluation of Banking on Change

    Genesis was contracted to do the final evaluation of Banking on Change, a partnership between Barclays, CARE International UK and Plan UK aimed at extending savings-led financial services to vulnerable individuals. 

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    Helping innovation for Africa’s rural farm families

    One Acre Fund and the MasterCard Foundation engaged Genesis to conduct the mid-term evaluation of their programme to extend financing, technical support and other services to smallholder farmers. 

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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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    eMid-term review of DFID project in Mombasa

    Genesis Analytics was contracted to conduct a mid-term evaluation which assessed the efficiency and effectiveness of project implementation, evaluate how any changes in intervention design and delivery could be improved in the future, and identify opportunities for development and project scale up.

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    Evaluation of National Treasury Jobs Fund M&E Technical Advisory

    Genesis was hired by the South African National Treasury to conduct National Treasury Jobs Fund Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisory.

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    Impact Study of internship programme on Harambee candidates

    Momentum is a leading South African financial services provider. It recently introduced an internship programme to identify and provide young people, who have had work experience, with an opportunity for long-term employment as financial advisers. The people were recruited from Harambee, an organisation that addresses skills gaps of unemployed young people and links them to employment opportunities.

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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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    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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    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.

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    Value assessment of Access to Finance Rwanda

    Genesis was contracted to take stock of Access to Finance Rwanda's progress in achieving its goal and conduct a value for money (vfM) assessment of AFR’s investments in 2015. Following this work, Genesis was contracted to review their MRM system. After the review, AFR retained Genesis in 2016 to streamline its MRM component and facilitate the effective communication of its results internally and externally.

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    Final evaluation of YouthSave Initiative

    Genesis was contracted by the MasterCard Foundation to conduct a final evaluation of the YouthSave initiative. YouthSave was one of the first long-term programmes that had been funded by the foundation.