With over 30 years' experience working toward financial inclusion, MEDA is a pioneer in microfinance. MEDA has played a critical role in the development of rural financial institutions in Tajikistan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Haiti, Jamaica, Mozambique and Nicaragua since the 1980s. In the last 10 years, MEDA has provided technical assistance to over 40 MFIs and banks in 22 countries.
Currently MEDA is specializing in rural and agriculture finance, information and communications technology (ICT) for financial transactions, community based savings and lending organizations, and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) support services. The Financial Services Technical Directorate has the mandate to keep MEDA on the leading edge of development finance by collecting, updating and creating guidelines, policies and best practices.