The Digital Leaky Bucket has been used by households, communities and even enterprises. Generally there are three main uses for the Digital Leaky Bucket tool.

  1. To enable  individuals, groups  and communities to discover:

  1. how much money enters their household or local economy on an annual basis, or,

  2. how much money their household or community spends on certain items or activities - some of which could be redirected to more productive use

  1. To monitor and evaluate changes in household or community economies over time

  2. To undertake basic business planning for an enterprise (various versions of the digital leaky bucket can be produced to represent different scenarios of income and expenditure for the business)


This video shows the leaky bucket in use in Borona, Ethiopia.