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Program Evaluations

Examining whether programs and processes are effective and efficient.

Innovator’s Journey Program: Outcome Evaluation Assessment
Outcome Evaluation, Released in August 2020

Latino Program (Programa Empersarial Latino): Evaluation of Lending Outcomes
Process Evaluation, Released in May 2020

The Economic Impact of Assisting Small Firms: An Analysis of CSBDF’s Lending
Outcome Evaluation, Released in February 2020

Loan Client Survey Data Collection: Analysis of Generalizability
Process Evaluation, Released in February 2020

Methodology, Definitions, and Scope

Meaningful evaluation requires transparency about our approaches. 

Employment Impact Measurement Procedures
Data Collection Methodology, Last Updated July 2020

Research Agenda Rationale and Theoretical Basis
Research Program Methodology, Last Updated June 2020


Regardless of our findings, evaluation reports are always available to the public.

Research Program

Our work is shaped by evidence-based and apolitical research highlighting why small businesses are the foundation of economic development.

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Data Transparency

Carolina Small Business values openness about how we measure our impacts. We publish how we define outcomes to demonstrate our commitment to accountability.

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