L-IFT’s main goal is to design development interventions based on action research. We are specialized in diaries research, which tracks in detail the aspects of people’s lives that fluctuate. L-IFT has conducted financial, small firm, mixed livelihood, energy, refugee, and migration diaries.
Diaries research, both financial and livelihood diaries is a force of change in various ways:
- the process of the research is a self-exploration and awareness raising process for the respondents,
- the researchers develop skills and prepare for a rewarding career while producing valuable fine-grained data accessible to all,
- the resulting data can inform about financial inclusion, about shortcomings of financial services and feed into product development (and the livelihood equivalent),
- the research can do impact measurement.