- Program Education
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $250,000
- Grant Period March 1, 2008–February 28, 2009
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus United States
About this grant
This grant to the Aspen Institute supports the expansion of MicroTest, a grassroots effort to improve the quality of data on the performance of antipoverty, microenterprise development programs in the United States. MicroTest was established by and for practitioners interested in documenting and strengthening the level of performance in the field. Initiated in 1997, it has become a proven process through which practitioners define, debate, test, and refine benchmarks based on actual experience serving low-income individuals.