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

A Respondent’s experience on saving

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I am Elizabeth, one of L-IFT’s Researchers. In July 2016 Marcienne Umubyeyi and Mahlet Alemayehu selected me as one of the researchers and since that moment I have been part of the team. I have interviewed many people in a … Continued

Anthony’s experience working as a Researcher

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As the faithful readers of L-IFT’s blog know, L-IFT started its Financial and Energy Diaries in Uganda (FEDU) project in August 2016 by interviewing 2,109 people for its baseline. From October 16 until April 17, L-IFT’s 25 researchers and 4 … Continued

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