The GEM Framework

MEDA launched the GEM Framework in 2018 as a product of our efforts to advance gender equality, business growth and impact. The manual built on MEDA’s expertise in financial sectors and women’s economic empowerment to create a resource for gender equality mainstreaming in targeted companies.

Although there are other resources for assessing gender in businesses, this manual takes an ‘ESG’ lens, based on a de facto industry standard that incorporates environmental, social and governance criteria into the assessment and upgrading of company performance.