Tag: Food Security

Why MEDA works with rural women

Rural women play a critical role in agriculture, making up more than 40% of the labor force in many lower to middle-income economies. Yet they are disproportionately affected by poverty, perpetuated by unequal access to productive resources, non-participation in decision-making processes at all levels of governance (traditional, government, and household), and other forms of discrimination.

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Connecting impact investment and agricultural development: MEDA bridges the gap

In 2020, MEDA launched a bold Strategic Plan, Towards an Equal World. The plan outlines our ambitious goal of creating or sustaining decent work for half a million people in emerging economies by 2030 by strengthening agri-food market systems, working in partnership with others to drive system-level impact, and most importantly, shifting decision-making from the Global North to the Global South.

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GROW Project’s multifaceted approach to poverty reduction featured in latest issue of Enterprise Development & Microfinance Journal

MEDA’s Technical Director, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Jen Denomy co-authored the article “Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW): A Multifaceted approach to poverty alleviation at scale, recently published in the Enterprise Development & Microfinance Journal. Co-written with Jennifer Gurbin Harley, an international development consultant and former MEDA colleague, it features a case study that describes the project’s systematic approach to poverty reduction.

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Closing the gap: gender lens investing and the future of finance

Public perception of gender equality issues runs in a repetitive cycle. We’ve all seen it. A scandal breaks out, or a study discovers yet another damaging disparity. Think pieces are written, hands are wrung, and companies promise to do better. Then the public’s attention moves on until another cycle starts. Actual change comes very slowly, if at all.

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