Impact Assessment

Assessing the Impact of the Micro and Small Enterprise Trade-led Growth Project of USAID/BRAZIL 2004-6

    The USAID/Brazil Micro and Small Enterprise Trade-Led Growth Program is intended to demonstrate that targeted assistance to key small lead firms can open export markets and lead to increased sales. Because the lead firms selected for assistance involve large numbers of microenterprises, as suppliers of finished and semi-finished products, and hire low income workers, the increased sales will benefit small microenterprises and the poor through expanded opportunities to supply goods and services to the lead firms, increased employment, and income. The Project's activities focus on four regional sub-sectors: beachwear in Salvador, Bahia; cashew nuts in Barreira, Ceará; honey in the municipality of Simplício Mendes in the state of Piauí; and açai in Belém, Pará.

    On the right hand side is the baseline research report for the project completed in 2005. Also right is an "evaluablility assessment" completed in 2006 which looks at the proposed impact evaluation methodology for the project and recommends a scaled down evaluation methodology more appropriate to the size, time frame and budget of the project. The impact assessment for the project will be posted when it becomes available.

    Associated Activities and Documents
    Impact Assessment
    »USAID Private Sector Development Impact Assessment Initiative, 2007-