MEDA is pleased to announce that the USD $200 million Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund (MFAGF) launched today. The Fund-of-Funds initiative will help advance the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy, which aims to enable 30 million young people in Africa, particularly young women, to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.
My colleague Vymala Thuron and I were pleased to attend the GIIN Forum 2022 as MEDA representatives. For MEDA, using finance for social and environmental change is critical as we work in agri-food systems where we need to ensure these considerations are mainstreamed in each of our interventions including when deploying capital.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day theme of ‘Break the Bias’, MEDA’s Technical Directors of Impact Investment Gender Equality & Social Inclusion sat down together to talk about how their two technical areas overlap and what this means for MEDA’s work.
Financial products that are designed for women’s business goals can strengthen women led businesses and benefit the larger community. Yet, for a long time, rural
Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced a doubling of Canada’s international climate finance from CA$ 2.65 to CA$ 5.3 billion, over a 5-year period,
*This article is the first in a series of briefs on impact measurement for trade finance. In this article, we will discuss trade finance as
Impact investment approaches have become increasingly sophisticated, targeting very specific improvements, such as increased gender equality and environmental protection. Gender lens investment, or GLI, can
For the last five years, MEDA has partnered with Cuso International in Nigeria on the Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development (YouLead) project. The Youth
Even small amounts of grant-based business support can help growing enterprises in emerging marketing reach the lower-income customers that need them most. Such enterprises face business pressures to go up-market to higher-income customers. We’ve found that carefully targeted technical assistance can help them build profitable businesses serving poorer customers as well, and reduce risks for their own investors.