'Making Ends Meet' is a multi-media project which is a collaboration between NRI and the BBC. Funding for NRI's participation in the project has been provided by DFID. The project has at its core a series of radio programmes that were first broadcast on the BBC World Service in August 2002.

The intention is to explore the lives of people in remote communities around the world, to look at how they make a living, and to examine how their lives and livelihoods are related to those of people in the outside world. Four very different communities were chosen for the variety of their geographical locations, their types of livelihood, and their relationships with the outside world: a fishing village in the Danube Delta, Romania; Gosh, a mountain village in Armenia; a community in Northern Ghana with a hippopotamus sanctuary established nearby; and a community of Buddhist nuns in the Sagaing Hills in Upper Myanmar (Burma).