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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 2016, and read the full Methodology.
View an interactive presentation examining how our clients’ coverage has helped ensure free and fair elections by improving voter knowledge, exposing corruption and increasing participation.
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Clients increase their reach and sales while working with MDIF
people got news from clients in 2015
median client reach increase after 5 years
total client sales in 2015
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 2015
of clients held their government leaders accountable for policy promises in 2015