Research Projects

TRANSFORMING HOUSEHOLDS WITH REFRACTION AND INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY (THRIFT) (PRE-FORMATIVE PHASE)
CoE-SISU
Year: 2021 - 2014
Organaisation: BRAC JPGSPH
Digital Financial Services Financial Inclusion Intervention

PI: Dr Atonu Rabbani

Co PI: Dr Mrittika Barua

Coordinator: Sharmin Akter Shitol, Research Associate, BRAC JPGSPH

Objective:The primary objective of the THRIFT trial is to assess whether the combined complementary

intervention of providing free eyeglasses and basic digital financial services training in the use
of mobile phones and the THRIFT app (a module locally developed to capture digital financial
transactions) to recipients of government OAA and WA safety-net payments can lead to greater
financial inclusion and improved quality of life, evaluated by a randomised controlled trial
(RCT).

Methodology: Qualitative method

Donor: Wellcome Trust

Partner: Queen’s University Belfast (primary)