Water has been identified by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the most significant area of global risk. Africa is particularly vulnerable, given the relatively low level of average annual rainfall, constrained access to clean and safe drinking water, and climate variability on the continent.
Genesis has provided strategic advice to donors, governments and the private sector to support decision-making in the water sector. We have also evaluated water projects and worked as a learning partner on longer-term programmes.
Counting the health costs of VAT on soap in Madagascar
Genesis Analytics partnered with UNICEF and the Government in Madagascar to evaluate whether an exemption in the value-added tax on soap would increase access to soap and achieve better WASH-related outcomes, and drive tax policy decision-making based on the recommendations derived from the evaluation.
Genesis is MEL partner to Helmsley Trust children projects
Genesis has been the Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust's monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner since 2014. Over this period Genesis has provided quality assurance, evaluation and learning support to the trust across a number of grantees.
Innovative solutions to SA water security challenge
The Innovation Hub Management Company’s Green Economy Unit engaged Genesis to identify potential opportunities that exist for SMMEs in the Gauteng city region to contribute to the growth of the South African economy by providing innovative solutions to the water-security challenge.
Feasibility of dam to boost Mbabane water supply
Genesis was part of a multi-disciplinary team providing input to the feasibility study of the Nondvo Dam in Swaziland. Given water-supply constraints in Swaziland, the government aims to augment water supply to the capital city, Mbabane, through the dam.