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. In Part 2, we offer helpful tips to the challenging and creative process of interpreting the results of a topic model.

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.