Initiatives - ANDE Gender Equality Initiative
Gender Lens Investment Pay for Results Fund

Part of ANDE’s Gender Equality Initiative, the Gender Lens Investment Pay for Results Fund aims to use grant capital to test models for increasing investment into women-led SGBs in developing economies.

About AGEI

For over ten years, ANDE has been running catalyst and challenge funds targeting entrepreneurship support organizations within the SGB sector in developing economies. These funds help to build the capacity of the recipients to address gaps in the SGB sectors as well as provide innovative solutions to different social and environmental challenges in developing economies.

In 2019, ANDE launched the ANDE Gender Equality Initiative (AGEI) and has since implemented different challenge funds targeted at addressing different gender issues in the SGB sector. The Gender Lens Investment Pay for Results Fund is one of such funds targeting investors seeking to increase gender impact in their portfolio.

The Opportunity

ANDE requests concept notes for grants of $20,000-$50,000 to support investors seeking to increase the gender impact of their portfolio. These grants are intended to cover costs associated with developing the systems and processes necessary to take a gender lens approach to investment. The grants will go directly to investors and will use a “pay for results” structure in which the grant payment will be contingent upon completed investments with a clear path to gender impact.

Key Dates

Issuance date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Office hours for applicant questions: Thursday, December 9, 2021 (register)
Deadline to submit questions: Tuesday, December 22, 2021
Deadline to submit concept note: Wednesday, December 23, 2021
Announcement of shortlist: Friday, January 21, 2022
Deadline to submit full proposal: Monday, February 14, 2022
Award announcement: April 2022

Application Materials

The Gender Lens Pay for Results Fund is possible thanks to support from: