Dr Dayo Forster has over 20 years experience working with data and surveys in various African countries. Her doctoral thesis covered work on early hand-held data collection in the field, tested in The Gambia. She has worked primarily in financial sector and health related projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and India. Her practical skills include project design and implementation (particularly on the access to finance surveys), as well as deep data dives and report writing. More recently, she has worked on providing insights into product development for the M-Shwari mobile-based bank account pioneered in Kenya, to understand drivers that determine uptake of mobile-based innovation.