Lindsay Wallace

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Impact

Lindsay Wallace is a Senior Vice President, Strategy and Impact at MEDA. Before joining MEDA she was Director of Strategy with Limestone Analytics. Prior to working with Limestone she was Head of Impact for the Mastercard Foundation where she oversaw impact measurement and evaluation for the Foundation’s $2B of investments.  She has extensive experience developing theories of change and leading learning partnerships to support portfolio-level M&E systems and impact reporting. She was previously Deputy Director of the Financial Inclusion program where she oversaw $500m of blended finance investments. Lindsay previously led economic growth programming for the UK Department for International Development in Rwanda, where she was responsible for programming in trade, climate change, agriculture, land tenure reform and financial inclusion. She also has public finance experience working with Ministries of Finance in Ontario, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Guyana in budget reform, expenditure forecasting and fiscal transparency.


  • M.A. Public Policy and Administration (2006)
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • M.A. Economics (1996)
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • B.A. Political Science and Economics (1993)
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada