Impact Dashboard


Whether Street Business School is delivered directly, or thought NGO partners, participants dramatically increase their incomes and lift their families out of extreme poverty. View our Cost Benefit Analysis.

SBS Participant Income Increase


Street Business School participants trained by NGO partners open a business, keep it open, and diversify into multiple businesses in order to create resilience in the local market.

*analysis was conducted by independent firm Improve Impact comparing baseline evaluation findings (month 0) with data gathered one year after graduation from SBS (month 18). Data came from 10 cohorts trained by seven NGOs in three countries and included 328 total participants. 

Family Impacts:

The amount families spent on daily expenses increased by 80 percent from before training to one year after graduation, based on data from 2 cohorts.

Monthly education spending increased by 50 percent from before the training to one year after graduation, based on data from 2 cohorts.

Twenty-nine (29) percent of all participants reported having money in savings one year after graduation.


Street Business School has dramatically scaled through a social franchise model, combining a proven economic empowerment program with the expertise of local NGO partners who are best positioned to deliver this transformational program.

SBS Participants Trained
SBS Countries with Certified Partners
Children Supported by Parents Trained
Lead coaches trained

* SBS impact and reach are pulled from actual partner groups trained as of December 2020, and future projections are based on the following assumptions:

  • 75% of SBS Lead Coaches who are certified will deliver the training.  Current actual rate is 76%.
  • Each SBS Lead Coach will deliver for a period of four years.
  • During that time, they will reach 220 participants on average – 40 the first year and 60 in years 2, 3, 4.


Map of Active Countries

Expansion Map

Street Business School partners use our proven economic livelihoods program to support a wide range of programmatic missions. Collectively, they are using SBS to address 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  

To read more, check out our 2020 Monitoring and Evaluation Report, done in collaboration with imPROVE Impact.