Criteria

Fulfilling one criteria makes an investment 2X eligible:

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Entrepreneurship

51% women ownership or the business is founded by a woman

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Consumption

Product(s) or service(s) that specifically or disproportionally benefit women

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Leadership

30% women in senior leadership or 30% women on the Board or Investment Committee

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Investments through financial intermediaries

30% of the DFI loan proceeds or portfolio companies meet the 2X Criteria

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Employment

30-50% share of women in the workforce (depending on sector) and one โ€œqualityโ€ indicator beyond compliance

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Download the 2X Criteria

 
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Documentation 

Download our criteria-document and background document here.

 
 
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2X Challenge Indicators

CDC Group, the 2x challenge and the GIIN have recently announced NEW ALIGNED METRICS AND ASSOCIATED GUIDANCE TO MEASURE THE GENDER IMPACT OF INVESTMENTS.

Download our guidance note for investors entitled โ€œHow to Measure the Gender Impact of Investments: Using the 2X Challenge Indicators in Alignment with IRIS+โ€ .