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MDIF provides financing and technical assistance to support the growth of sustainable independent news businesses. Measuring impact is critical to our work.
Each year we analyse changes in client reach, sales and other indicators of business performance to better understand how working with MDIF helps clients develop news business that are viable over the long term. We also assess the impact our clients have on the societies in which they operate. View the interactive presentation or download the pdf of the MDIF Impact Dashboard 2017, and read the full Methodology.
View interactive presentations showing examples of how our clients have created real change in their communities through their stories on corruption and accountability, coverage of elections and reporting on social issues that impact on people’s lives but are often under-reported, like the environment, gender, ethnicity and LGBT.
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Clients increase their reach and sales while working with MDIF
people got news from clients in 2016
median client reach increase after 5 years
in client sales leveraged by each $ invested
median client sales growth after 5 years
Clients expose corruption and hold the powerful accountable
of clients exposed a corruption scandal in their country in 2016
of clients held their government leaders accountable for policy promises in 2016