COVID-19 and low-income households in central Bangladesh

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  How the approach of COVID-19 has affected low-income households in central Bangladesh. Liaqat (not his real name) is a newspaper vendor and a volunteer ‘diarist’ in the Hrishipara Daily Financial Diaries project. We have been tracking all his money transactions … Continued

Refugees in Uganda during COVID-19 pandemic

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Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups that could be disproportionately affected by Corona virus. Not only the disease itself, but the strict measures that are put to halt the disease has far more implications for those who live … Continued

Tracking the savings of poor households

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Following on from David Hulme’s blog post Do you want to know how poor people really manage their money?  Stuart Rutherford, an Honorary Research Fellow at the Global Development Institute, analyses the latest data from his fascinating financial diaries project. The … Continued

TMBA (Tuher’embutho Association)

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The TMBA, a financial association located in the Nakivale refugee settlement, was formed in 2016 by 9 members who are all refugees. It started as a ROSCA group, whereby all 9 members would contribute 2,000 UGX per week, plus a … Continued

Good bye, Abed Bhai

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The pensive, thoughtful man of few words This blog I am specifically writing for my staff, all the field workers and even respondents. I realize that as the Managing Director of L-IFT my role is to provide you with the … Continued

Faith Oriaze; a Data Volunteer’s experience

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It all began when I was selected to be part of ‘youth saving diaries’ project that was conducted by L-IFT from November 2019 to February 2019 in Nigeria. One of the researchers visited me weekly to ask me questions about … Continued

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