Things your average development researcher doesn’t do…

Stuart Rutherford is an expert on poverty in Bangladesh. He has spent his life studying the financial practices of the very poorest and for the past 13 years has been offering them financial services. He recently walked across Bangladesh, recording his observations as he went. He has also collated the detailed financial diaries, over several years, of poor Bangladeshi families. Peter Day met him in the Bangladesh countryside.

The BBC programme is here. I’ve reviewed one of Stuart’s books here.

h/t: Caitlin Weaver at my summer home, FAI.

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  1. Stuart Rutherford is one of the most innovative researcher. Unlike academician, he collects data and let the data tell the story. He is the one who used financial diary first and along with David Hulme of Manchester developed the financial diary idea.