L-IFT's podcastsDec 08, 2020
Ep.8 - One Decade after the Magdalena Diaries
Anne Marie interviews Michiel Wolvers about the Magdalena Diaries ten years since they started. Michiel shares many important and sometimes surprising findings from the first Latin American financial diaries study done from 2011 to 2012 with 34 urban and rural households around Santa Marta.
Ep.7 - FINBIT - origin & development
In this episode, our host, Andrew Magunda, interviews Mekdes Hailegiorgis (project manager, Ethiopia), Theresa (programme officer, Myanmar) and Kaleab Yibeltal (IT engineers, Ethiopia) about the origin and development of L-IFT's app, FINBIT.
To know more about the app itself, listen to https://anchor.fm/l-ift/episodes/Ep-4---Finbit-eqala1
Ep.6 - Trust and its troubles
In this episode, Andrew Magunda and Anne Marie van Swinderen discuss trust and the issues related to it.
Ep.5 - Employer's dilemma: tips to apply for a job
In this episode, Andrew Magunda, country manager in Uganda, interviews Mahlet Alemayehu, project manager in Ethiopia, employers' dilemma in recruitment and about the skills they are looking for in employees.
CornerShop #4 - Zimbabwe
Today's CornerShop podcast takes us to Zimbabwe where Mhlalisi Ncube, L-IFT's project manager, tells us about the challenges the country is facing because of the pandemic and about the CornerShop diaries process, from identifying a sample to implementing the financial diaries methodology and using the Finbit app for collecting data.
CornerShop #2 - India & Indonesia
The CornerShop Diaries project is a multi-country year-long research project on small businesses that was started in April 2020 by L-IFT, in partnership with Microsave Consulting (MSC). In this episode, Rahul Chatterjee, Manager of the Data & Insights team at MSC talks about the collaboration between MSC and L-IFT, as well as the challenges of collecting data in COVID times.
CornerShop #1 - Presentation
The CornerShop Diaries project is a multi-country year-long research project on small businesses that was started in April 2020 by L-IFT.
In this episode, Anne Marie van Swinderen, L-IFT's director, talks about the origin of the project.
Financial diaries#2 - David Hulme
In this podcast, Anne Marie van Swinderen, L-IFT's managing director, interviews David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies at The University of Manchester where he is Executive Director of the Global Development Institute and CEO of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, and tells him how his book "Just give money to the poor' impacted her views on development to go on to talk about the importance of financial diaries in understanding poverty.
Financial diaries#1 - Stuart Rutherford
This series focuses on Financial Diaries and their methodology.
In this podcast, our guest is Stuart Rutherford, one of the fathers of financial diaries and writers of , currently working on the Hrishipara Diaries in Bangladesh. With Jonathan Morduch, Orlanda Ruthven and Daryl Collins, Stuart co-wrote Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day, a book that aims to systematically explain how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems.
Ep.4 - Finbit
In L-IFT podcast #4, Andrew Magunda, L-IFT’s country manager in Uganda, is interviewing Haimanot Yibeltal, L-IFT’s technology manager, about Finbit, L-IFT’s app he developed with his excellent IT team in Ethiopia in order to collect financial data.
Ep.3 - Career building
Anne Marie van Swinderen, L-IFT’s managing director, and Andrew Magunda, L-IFT’s country manager in Uganda, address career building.
Ep.2 - CareerPath
In this podcast, Anne Marie van Swinderen, L-IFT’s managing director, will be interviewing L-IFT’s country manager in Uganda Andrew Magunda about his organization, CareerPath, which helps young people transition from school to work.
Ep.1 - L-IFT & gender
Anne Marie van Swinderen, L-IFT’s managing director, and Andrew Magunda, L-IFT’s country manager in Uganda, talk about gender within L-IFT and L-IFT’s methodology as well as in our research results.