Gender Lens Investing toolkit
The Alitheia IDF Fund (AIF) Gender Lens Investing toolkit overview is an open resource that gives an
outline of AIF’s approach to gender lens investing. AIF is a $100 million private equity fund that invests
growth capital in SMEs in Western and Southern Africa using a gender lens to identify opportunities that
increase returns to and improve outcomes for women.
The toolkit is summarized for ease of applicability to funds that are interested in mainstreaming gender in
their portfolio, or proactively investing with a gender lens. This toolkit overview is based on AIF’s Gender Lens Investing Toolkit, a proprietary resource that was created thanks to funding from the Dutch Good Growth Fund. It was coordinated by Alitheia IDF Managers, and written with the contribution of Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and Dalberg Capital.