Access to Markets

Between 1997 and 2002, BOI conducted a learning evaluation of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s Access to Markets Demonstration and Learning Cluster, which sought to identify and expand innovative strategies that enabled microentrepreneurs to access more lucrative markets. Nine organizations participated in the demonstration. BOI’s evaluation documented the strategies and models used by the participating sites and collected survey data on the extent to which the microbusinesses they assisted increased their revenues.