Microfinance Opportunities - Garment Worker Diaries

MFO works with field teams in-country to collect primary data on garment workers’ economic lives. They do this data collection every week for one year. It is supplemented with a series of cross-sectional, topical modules. Data is spot-checked, queried, and verified by field team supervisors.

Microfinance Opportunities collects data on events that happen in their lives, data on injuries, pain, daily schedules, brands worked on, and factories worked in along with surveys on financial capability, working conditions, and health.



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# and type of entity540 Workers
Region Bangladesh, Cambodia, India
# of metrics disclosed50
# of data points gathered per entity30
Year of first public disclosure2017
Data collection method Primary field research
Data verification methodSelf Disclosure
Themes evaluated Occupational health and safety , Wages , Working time
Vehicle for disclosureInteractive online reports, downloadable PDFs, online interactive Tableau visualizations
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureWorkers in factories, Factories and/or suppliers, Brands and retailers, Unions, Governments, Consumers, NGOs and civil society