Helping vulnerable populations manage risk and shocks.
Managing risks, such as the risk of ill health, poor rains or losing a job, forces many vulnerable people in Africa and the Middle East to put themselves in difficult situations. We are committed to helping people manage risks and deal with shocks.
We help governments, their partners and non-state actors understand the risks that affect their populations, including both “fat tail” risks such as Covid-19, conflict, or catastrophic climate change, as well as risks associated with being young or old and those related to disease, the economy, accidents and crime.
We help clients build social protection and social care systems and programmes that are adequately financed, are targeted equitably, allocate budgets wisely and efficiently, make good use of technologies, and are adaptive and responsive to shocks and opportunities.
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.
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).
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).