Something to fall back on (Managing income volatility)
As part of the Hrishipara Daily Diaries Project, MSC tracked the income of a brick-breaker in Bangladesh to discover how he manages his household despite fluctuations in income that tosses his household in and out of extreme poverty.
The strange neglect of diversity within microfinance institutions
This blog is Dan Brockington’s highlights on how the branch performance in BRAC-Tanzania varies considerably and seemed to reflect the influence of strong or weak area managers. He notes that this diversity of performance within microfinance organizations matters—it has been neglected and this could cause problems later.
Micro-entrepreneurs and occupational hazards: Why do poor people settle for low-return employment?
In this blog, we highlight why the poor wish to engage in unskilled labor and petty trade by studying the records of respondents from low-income households in a “financial diary” research project in central Bangladesh.
Long Hours for Low Pay in the ‘Formal’ Economy: the Lives of Bangladesh’s Garment Workers
From July 2016 to August 2017 Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) conducted the Garment Worker Diaries project in three countries—Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India. This blog highlights what MFO found through its research.