These tools and services include:
Data collection and analysis services, which provide microenterprise organizations with critical program insights and improve their ability to collect and use high-quality, rigorous data. These services include:
A set of standardized metrics that allow organizations to compare their organizational performance and client outcomes to those of other microenterprise organizations, and to track their own activities, effectiveness, and outcomes over time.
A nationwide data set on the activities, scale, effectiveness, and outcomes of US microenterprise organizations, using microTracker’s standardized measures. The database is fed by two annual data collection efforts:
A website — microTracker.org — that provides access to microTracker’s nationwide database, and provides analysis tools that allow users to segment the data to compare individual organizations to relevant industry peers, to other organization in their state, or to the industry as a whole. MicroTracker.org is also used by funders, the media, and others to find and learn about microenterprise organizations regionally and nationally. MicroTracker.org also hosts data collection for the US Microenterprise Census and EntrepreneurTracker client outcomes survey.
For more information on what products or services may be useful to your organization in making the case for your work, contact us at:
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MicroTracker is an initiative of FIELD at The Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. FIELD's mission is to build the effectiveness, scale and impact of microenterprise as an economic opportunity strategy. FIELD identifies, develops, and disseminates best practices in the microenterprise field, and engages with practitioners and funders and provides them with tools – research and evaluation, peer learning and leadership development programs – that build knowledge and practice. For more information about FIELD and its work, please visit www.fieldus.org.