Hrishipara Daily Financial Diaries

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


now running for almost three and a half years!

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

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.

We began to spend funds kindly provided by the UNCDF's SHIFT programme in July 2017

Recent news: thirteen blogs about the diaries have now been published: nine at the Global Development Institute at Manchester University in the UK, of which the most recent is about migration to Saudi Arabia; two by CGAP at the World Bank. (See also the publications page), and two in the MicroSave Low-Income Lives series. We have also prepared a slideshow on what the diaries tell us about Digital Financial Services (DFS) use in Bangladesh

A recent blog, put up on the GDI site in late January 2018, is about Measuring Poverty using Daily Diaries. What do the diaries tell us about various ways of measuring poverty?