MEDA understands that gender equality is about both men and women. MEDA builds on this understanding in order to improve the economic well-being of all its clients. From the start, our gender work aims to ensure projects understand how gender-based differences and gender issues will affect impact. MEDA's Cross-Cutting Services' gender specialists use tools such as gender analysis to develop gender-sensitive strategies and interventions that not only improve gender equality but also ensure more equitable outcomes for all. MEDA also provides capacity building for partners to build gender awareness and to ensure projects meet the needs of both women and men.