With a mandate for inclusive, pro-poor and clean economic growth, we implement sustainable initiatives at scale in market systems and financial sectors – from agricultural finance for women and men smallholder farmers in Nicaragua and Ukraine, to women’s economic empowerment in Myanmar and Haiti as well as Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) investment for job creation and workforce development across frontier and emerging markets.
MEDA has long been recognized for its ability to leverage local partnerships – particularly in the private sector – for lasting change. MEDA enables local institutions, businesses, sectors and eco-systems to thrive, creating opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to both contribute to and benefit from economic growth. With our local partners, for example, we launch and / or build the capacity of microfinance institutions, support lead firms to develop smallholder supply chains and viable markets, integrate women and youth into the mainstream economy, strengthen investment ecosystems and promote innovation in sectors from agriculture to health.
Our expertise and approach enable us to tackle a range of programming in some of the world’s most challenging environments including fragile states, disaster-prone regions and the areas most impacted by climate change and environmental degradation. Our goal is to leave no-one behind, allowing the co-creation of a better future for us all.