Data on Debt – how reliable is it?

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Imagine someone comes up to you in the street and asks you: “Do you have any loans?” I myself certainly would not feel very comfortable with that question. I think I would probably try to make a joke and say: … Continued

Moses, one of the faces behind all data work

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Ever wondered about the faces behind L-IFT’s work? Diversity is what pretty much sums up our team’s constellation. Spread across the world, every individual comes from a different background and adds that personal spice to make our small and flexible … Continued

Do low-income households invest?

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Interesting blog from UNCDF on the types of investments that the poorest households make in Bangladesh: https://spark.adobe.com/page/sPtBExAtOVr8y/

Digital connectedness

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Aflatoun International, an NGO offering social and financial education to children and young people worldwide, and L-IFT are joining forces to find out how digital connectedness impacts financial choices and decisions of young people in developing countries. Click on the … Continued

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Savings Groups

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Blog written by Anne Marie for SEEP on savings groups. Access the blog via the link: https://seepnetwork.org/Blog-Post/All-You-Ever-Wanted-to-Know-About-Savings-Groups-Evidence-based-Insights-on-Participation-in-SGs

Remote Lockouts: The Dark Side of Pay-as-You-Go Solar?

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CGAP approached L-IFT to investigate people’s understanding and ideas about Pay-As-You-Go solar financing. Click on the link below to access the blog and learn more about the findings: http://www.cgap.org/blog/remote-lockouts-dark-side-pay-you-go-solar

PPI score

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In this blog, we want to explore the effectiveness to use the PPI score as a wealth level proxy in a straightforward manner, based on the recent financial and energy diaries Uganda (FEDU) that L-IFT completed in April 2017. For … Continued

What is the opposite of “smooth”?  

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When I look up the word “smooth” the Merriam –Webster dictionary tells me:                   But those familiar with financial diaries know smooth’s opposites best: lumpy, rocky, spiked, uneven, rough. That’s what low-income … Continued

Students’ inputs on mobile money

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In the former blog we looked at the downsides students experience with the current dominant money system in use, i.e. banks and ATMs. It clearly came out that they are in need for a system, which makes their lives easier. … Continued

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