May 2019

Explorable Data Around Self-Help Group Prevalence and Coverage

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Sub-Saharan Africa can be defined as mutual assistance organizations through which individuals undertake collective action in order to improve their own lives. “Collective action” implies that individuals share their time, labor, money, or other assets with the group.

Interpretation of Shakespearean Plays Topic Modeling
May 2019

Guide to Topic Modeling for Qualitative Research – Interpreting the Results (Part 2)

This is Part 2 in a two-part series about topic modeling for qualitative research.

Romeo_and_Juliet
May 2019

Guide to Topic Modeling for Qualitative Research – Building the Model (Part 1)

This post is Part 1 in a two-part series about topic modeling for qualitative research. In this post, we focus on what topic modeling is, how EPAR uses topic modeling, and the technical nitty-gritty of writing and running your own topic modeling code.

CICO_network_infrastructure
December 2018

Regulating Cash-in Cash-Out Networks in LMICs

Many individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a financial infrastructure gap. One way organizations have begun addressing this financial infrastructure gap in low-income and rural communities is through the provision of digital financial services (DFS). To utilize DFS however, users must be able to convert physical cash into electronic money through cash-in, cash-out (CICO) networks.