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MEDA Celebrates International Development Week

February 15, 2023

Last week, MEDA participated in International Development Week by highlighting the critical issues that matter to Canadians and those who...

MEDA partners with The Mastercard Foundation to create thousands of jobs through funding investments in Africa for women and youth entrepreneurs

December 1, 2022

MEDA is pleased to announce that the USD $200 million Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund (MFAGF) launched today. The Fund-of-Funds...

Five lessons we learned from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Investor Forum in the Netherlands

October 19, 2022

My colleague Vymala Thuron and I were pleased to attend the GIIN Forum 2022 as MEDA representatives. For MEDA, using...

Leveraging Investment to #BreaktheBias

March 8, 2022

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day theme of ‘Break the Bias’, MEDA’s Technical Directors of Impact Investment Gender Equality...

Nigeria WAY Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) Fair: Linking 90 business owners to financial services

September 9, 2021

Financial products that are designed for women’s business goals can strengthen women led businesses and benefit the larger community. Yet,...

Scientist in Tanzania monitoring a field of cassava for disease

MEDA joins in Congratulating Canada on Doubling of International Climate Finance to 5.3B Canadian Dollars

June 28, 2021

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced a doubling of Canada’s international climate finance from CA$ 2.65 to CA$ 5.3...

Impact Measurement — An Important Challenge for Trade Finance

March 26, 2021

*This article is the first in a series of briefs on impact measurement for trade finance. In this article, we...

social change

Want to invest in social change? There’s a way to do that

October 9, 2019

Impact investment approaches have become increasingly sophisticated, targeting very specific improvements, such as increased gender equality and environmental protection. Gender...

Supporting Youth Entrepreneurs: Monitoring the Youth Entrepreneurship Business Support Plan

December 7, 2018

For the last five years, MEDA has partnered with Cuso International in Nigeria on the Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and...