the Hrishipara Daily Financial Diaries are now
the Hrishipara/L-IFT/Gojo Diaries

tracking the financial lives of low-income households in central Bangladesh


we have now collected more than 1.5 million unique transaction records

we have completed nine years of continuous daily data collection!

we collected the first day's data on 20th May 2015

we would like to thank our diarists, and all our outside supporters

This page tracks how selected Diarists spent their day, day by day for a month in late 2022 

We recently started a new page that explores the many aspects of MFI lending

meanwhile, our  page of CORONA VIRUS UPDATES continues,
and from January 2024 we have a new sub-page which examines why there has been a
fall in the number of MFI loans taken by our diarists
since the onset of Corona. 

The Hrishipara Daily Diaries project tracks the daily money transactions of 60 low-income households in central Bangladesh on a daily basis over many years. 

It started in May 2015 and is ongoing. Its objective is to understand in detail the economic and financial lives of low-income households. Its goal is to reveal insights that will enable policy makers and service providers (including financial service providers) to help low-income households improve their lives. 

In the past we have received funding help from CGAP and from the UNCDF's SHIFT programme and from L-IFT. We are are delighted to announce that from July 1st 2023 the Project is co-owned, co-funded and  co-managed by three Partners: 

Hrishipara Diaries

L-IFT, Low-Income Financial Transformation

Gojo and Co

Thank you L-IFT and Gojo for joining us!

Recent news: forty-seven publications about the diaries have appeared so far, many of them blogs which can be found on sites like CGAP, MicroSave, Manchester University's Global Development Institute, UNU-WIDER, UNCDF and Gojo & Co. They can also be read on the publications page.  The latest include  a look at the cash reserves diarists hold at home, an examination of the income patterns of five low-income diarists; an article about an informal 'neighbourhood banker; a slide-show on 'Where does the money go?', and a blog in the CGAP series on 'Bangladesh after 50 years' (August 2021)