Hrishipara Daily Financial Diaries

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


we have now collected more than a million unique transaction records

we have completed six-and-a-half 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

We have started a new page to provide information on how the corona virus outbreak is being experienced by our diarists

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. We are are delighted to announce that from June 1st 2019 the in-country costs of the project are being covered by a generous grant from

L-IFT, Low-Income Financial Transformation

Thank you L-IFT!

Recent news: forty-three 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 an examination of the income patterns of a low-income diarist; an article about an informal 'neighbourhood banker; a slide-show on 'Where does the money go?', a blog in the CGAP series on 'Bangladesh after 50 years' (August 2021) and a blog from researchers at Gojo & Co called 'The Fit Factor' (September 2021)