In this video Bob Christen, director of the Financial Services for the Poor initiative at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, introduces the groundbreaking book, Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day. He talks about the research behind the book and how complex transactions of poor were captured during the exercise. He adds that the authors of the book recorded and analysed the financial diaries of a group of households in Bangladesh, India and South Africa.

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