MicroTest Projects and Collaborations
Learn about some of MicroTest's key projects and collaborations.
U.S. Microenterprise Census
FIELD in partnership with other industry leaders collaborates to produce standardized, annual industry data used to periodically update the U.S. Microenterprise Census and Directory of Microenterprise Programs.
Citi Aspen Intern Program
The Citi Aspen Intern Program was a 12-week summer internship program managed by MicroTest and funded by Citi that placed 63 graduate school students in thirty-six different U.S. microenterprise organizations from 2007-2009. The program exposed the interns to the microenterprise development field while helping organizations with the collection of high-quality client outcomes data. The program introduced the field to young talent that hopefully will stimulate interest in microenterprise development as a promising career.
Ms. Foundation Collaborative Fund for Women's Economic Development
FIELD has worked with the Ms. Foundation for Women's Collaborative Fund for Women's Economic Development (CFWED) to assess the program performance and client outcomes of 17 CFWED grantees engaged in either microenterprise or social-purpose businesses.
Social Return on Investment (SROI)
From 2003-2005, MicroTest and FIELD: conducted research to understand existing SROI models and the need for a microenterprise-appropriate SROI; designed and tested a simple SROI calculation; and began conversations with a group of interested microenterprise programs about the possibility of developing a more in-depth SROI model.