Street Business School (SBS) trains women to launch micro-businesses, gain confidence and leave poverty behind.

Through a social franchise model, we train other nonprofits to add SBS to their toolkits and deliver global entrepreneurship training to the people they serve to allow them to lift their families from poverty.

Creating impact is what matters.  We rely on regular and robust data to evaluate if and how our work helps people improve their lives in a lasting way.

Rigorous evaluations of our approach demonstrates positive, significant, and sustained impact, whether SBS is being offered by us directly in Uganda, or through our dynamic network of NGO Partners.

SBS entrepreneurs show significant gains in key economic areas that sustain after they graduate:

Results are from 12 cohorts served by NGO Partners, taken from an evaluation conducted in 2020, in collaboration with imPROVE IMPACT, to evaluate the impact of Street Business School at scale.  2020 Monitoring and Evaluation Report.

The Global Impact of the Street Business School Network


Women anticipated to be reached within 4 years


Children, anticipated to be reached within 4 years


Countries with SBS Certified Coaches




NGO Partners


Total People Out of Poverty
within 4 years

SBS is dedicated to building strong evaluation systems to capture global impact at scale and has created an innovative and robust M&E approach to uphold the integrity and fidelity of SBS implementation as the partner network expands. The M&E framework captures high-quality data and provides NGO partners usable information to foster continual learning as they monitor their impact within their unique context.

SBS’ M&E standards encompass two broad categories of analysis to assess program efficacy and fidelity. Results are used to guide continual program improvement and foster an increase in global impact.

Impact is projected using key assumptions, and regularly verified against actual data.  Learn more on our assumptions and Evaluation Approach.

Annual Monitoring & Evaluation Reports

When women work, economies grow. In 40% of economies, women’s early stage entrepreneurial activity is half or less than half of that of men’s.1 SBS is changing that.

Every Woman Has a Story.

Impact and Benefits of Global Entrepreneurship