The Research Team

Principal Investigators
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Daryl Collins

CEO and Founder, Decodis

Author of the acclaimed Portfolios of the Poor and a pioneer working at the intersection of finance and human vulnerability, Dr. Daryl Collins leverages the experience of executing Financial Diaries studies in over 10 countries.

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Katrina Burgess

Director, Leir Institute for Migration and Human Security

A migrant specialist with 20+ years of experience doing research with vulnerable populations, Dr. Burgess is an Associate Professor at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Research Consultants
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Kim Wilson

Researcher, Sr. Lecturer at The Fletcher School

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Liz Kellison

Gender, Strategy, and Development Consultant

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Carole Irungu

Field Research Associate

Decodis Team
Dhaval Kothari

Dhaval Kothari

Sr. Project Manager

Pravarakya Reddy Battula

Pravarakya Reddy Battula

Sr. Research Analyst and Data Scientist

Bamzi Banchiri

Bamzi Banchiri

Project Manager

Derry Moore

Derry Moore

Sr. Linguist

Marcia Almeida Mendes

Marcia Almeida Mendes

Chief Storyteller

Leona Mathias

Leona Mathias

Data Analyst

The Fletcher School Team
Anuli Mefor

Anuli Mefor

Research Assistant

M&E professional with a background in international relations. Master of Arts candidate (2022)

Robin Tharakan

Robin Tharakan

Research Assistant

Computer engineer focused on cybersecurity and privacy. Master of Arts candidate (2023)

Daniel Ng'abei Kibet

Daniel Ng'abei Kibet

Research Assistant

Social entrepreneur with field knowledge of Kenya. Master of International Business candidate (2023)

Sakshi Chandra

Sakshi Chandra

Research Assistant

Trained lawyer with a background in gender and human rights. Master of Arts candidate (2022)

Lakshmee Vinayak Sharma

Lakshmee Vinayak Sharma

Research Assistant

Anthropology expert with a background in technology policy. Master of Arts candidate (2023)