TitleComprehensive Impact Assessment Systems for NGO Microenterprise Development Programs
AuthorsHyman Eric L., Dearden Kirk
PublicationWorld Development. 1998 Dec; 26(2):261-276.
AbstractThis paper reviews the monitoring and evaluation systems of four nongovernment organizations (NGOs) providing business development services to microenterprises in developing countries. It compares their approaches to data collection and analysis, uses, and types of impact indicators. While the diversity of microenterprise programs makes it difficult to specify a standard set of indicators, the paper provides examples of the questions that can be addressed and suggests ways in which such systems could be improved.