Early Childhood Development Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Financial

Diaries: November 2021 – April 2022

Country: South Africa

Sample size: 60 participants

Research Description: L-IFT is supporting Early Childhood Development acceleration in South Africa through a self-reporting livelihood diaries data collection project commissioned by the IMBE Enterprise Incubator in South Africa. The objective of the project is to assist women who run small child care businesses to keep day to day financial records of their businesses and improve their financial lives.This project will install coaches who help the 60 child care entrepreneurs to fill their FINBIT data on a weekly basis.




Financial and Energy Diaries in Uganda (FEDU)

Diaries: June 2016 – April 2017

Country: Uganda

Sample size: 588 participants

We are conducting a financial and energy diaries research in Uganda. 588 respondents are being interviewed in 12 districts, namely, Mbale, Manafwa, Tororo, Jinja, Iganga, Mayuge, Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Mbarara, Ntungamo and Sheema.

The diaries interview the respondents about their finances, how much they spend, whether they save, take loans, and whether they make investments. We also ask them about the energy sources they use, how they obtain these, how much these cost and/or how much time it costs, how much energy benefits they get (e.g. hours of light) and what side effects these have (smoke, heat).