Monday, April 1, 2013

frog about town

IMTFI researcher Jan Chipchase's work has been featured all around the web in the past month.

Chipchase and the team at frog were also interviewed for a recent Atlantic article on banking in Afghanistan. The interview draws on Chipchase's new publication with Mark Rolston, Carla Silver, and Joshua Blumenstock at frog design brings their skills photographic and ethnographic documentarians to bear on financial services, particularly savings, in Afghanistan. Their report is called In the Hands of God, and it's both lovely and thoughtful.

Chipchase,  Rolston, and Silver also recently wrote about their work on CGAP and for Core 77. Their series for Core 77 focuses not only on their findings but also provides a window into their experiences in the field. It is particularly worth a look for industry professionals and researchers alike. Here, they write on risk mitigation in the field, gender and research in Afghanistan, the experience of conducting this kind of research, and managing their expectations. They have not one but two excellent posts on conducting life-changing research in rural places.

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