A Gentleman in Iganga

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The story of Joshua, now one of our supervisors, represents the success that L-IFT has had in improving the lives of many of our respondents and researchers alike. Through working with and for L-IFT, Joshua has managed to grow financially, … Continued

In what type of households do young people live: Household size and household composition of participants in Youth Saving Diaries Study (Nigeria, Morocco and Senegal)

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Often when we study young people’s financial behaviour, we may not take into account the family composition that potentially could influence their financial behaviour and decisions. L-IFT conducted a diaries study on ‘young people’s saving’ focusing on young people aged … Continued

“Signal signal, where are you?”

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Our very first researcher team in Kayin Myanmar, where we are piloting the use of our L-IFT App, the Finbit, together with the Cordaid team. The researchers interview members of saving groups about their income and expenditures every other week. … Continued

What is it like to be part of a microfinance group?

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The financial diaries process gave us a chance to hear from microfinance clients how they experience the services provided via the group. End of October ’18 (so roughly three-quarters into the research) we asked a wide range of questions about … Continued

Business women and their phones

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In five instances during the 3W research, we asked the women entrepreneurs “Do you personally own a phone?” The results varied according to different interview rounds and did not show a clear pattern of more and more people getting their … Continued

My first weeks as a data expert with L-IFT

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I have recently joined L-IFT as a data analyst and was given the Myanmar project as my first project to handle. I did not know anything about the country other than it existed in Asia, further research showed me that … Continued

How average is the average?

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By Maria Helmrich At L-IFT, we are in the process of developing a data collection app; a type of platform where our respondents can self-report their data and get access to their results directly. Having tested the app numerous times, … Continued

The Research listens to us, that’s great!

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“Yes, yes, I like your research. It is nice to talk to Siham.” A lot of giggling follows. But then seriously: “You know, she really listens. So I normally think that I am just not interesting, just a normal girl … Continued

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