Social Impact Coordinator, Grassroots Business Fund
Rafi Menachem joined the Grassroots Business Fund (GBF) at its launch in July 2008. Mr. Menachem is the Social Impact Coordinator and oversees the development and implementation of its Impact Planning, Assessment & Learning (iPAL) framework across its portfolio. In addition, Rafi monitors the portfolio management tracking system and is currently in the process of adopting the IRIS taxonomy for GBF's metrics system. He also ensures that all of GBF's projects are adhering to international environmental and social standards while also implementing "Progress Out of Poverty/Client Feedback" surveys. Prior to joining GBF, Rafi was a member of the Emerging Markets sector team at Deloitte, where he worked on a $218 million dollar USAID capacity-building contract in Afghanistan. Rafi has also interned for the US State Department at the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and at the IFC's Grassroots Business Initiative.