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Research, monitoring and evaluation


Research, monitoring and evaluation

Overview

We design and implement a variety of research projects - from national household surveys to discrete and focused programme reviews or process evaluations. Our researchers have decades of experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and of applying these in a practical way, which ensures that our findings can be confidently used by the commissioning companies and organisations.

We work with clients on the design of appropriate evaluations for their programmes, using robust methods and a cost-effective approach. We also work with clients to develop user-friendly M&E frameworks and plans, and find ways to represent routinely collected data to encourage better decision making.

Projects

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    Project plans to reach 4.1m more family planning users

    Genesis has been contracted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to conduct the second round of client exit interviews (CEIs) for family planning clients in 17 countries in Africa and Asia through the WISH2 project.

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    Genesis surveys impact of COVID on healthcare utilisation

    Genesis has been contracted by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to conduct a cross-sectional survey of healthcare utilisation and seroprevalence during the COVID-19 pandemic in three provinces in South Africa.

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    Tools to measure success of global bilharzia treatment programme

    Merck contracted Genesis to develop programme key performance indicators (KPIs) and an M&E framework to efficiently monitor correct tablet distribution and use at country and community levels of its anti-bilharzia drug Praziquantel (PZQ). Merck has provided nearly one billion PZQ tablets to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which then distributes these to countries for mass drug administration in endemic areas.

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    Evaluating NHI Phase 1 pilot implementation for Department of Health

    Genesis undertook the evaluation of the Phase 1 implementation of the government’s policy of National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa. The main aim was to assess whether the NHI Phase 1 interventions had achieved their objective of health system strengthening in primary health care facilities.

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    Data intelligence tool to track risk of covid overwhelming healthcare systems

    At the start of the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa, Genesis Analytics developed a useful tool for looking at and understanding the impact of the epidemic on the healthcare system.

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    Campaign does improve men's perceptions on HIV testing

    South Africans (18-34 years) who are exposed to the Testa Boy campaign are 50% more likely to agree that men who test for HIV are strong and responsible, according to a study done by Genesis Analytics for the Centre for Communication Impact.

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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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    Raising the drinking age to 21: Pros and cons

    The National Economic and Development Labour Council (Nedlac) commissioned Genesis Analytics to conduct an urgent independent study on the likely economic, health and social impacts of some of the amendments proposed in the Liquor Amendment Bill, 2017.

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    South Africans more aware of risks of sugary drinks

    Genesis was contracted to do a baseline and follow-up evaluation of the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) campaign “Are you drinking yourself sick?”, which was aimed at reducing sugary-drinks consumption and promoting support for the sugar tax. 

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