Daryl Collins

Dr. Daryl Collins is the CEO and Founder of Decodis (, a social research firm that creates tech-led, customized data capture and analysis to elevate the voices of vulnerable populations. She is the author of the acclaimed Portfolios of the Poor and a pioneer working at the intersection of finance and human vulnerability. In the past two decades, Dr. Collins has built a broad portfolio of work with financial service providers, foundations, bilateral donors and governments. Her work is grounded in a deep understanding of the financial lives of individuals through the execution of Financial Diaries studies in over 10 countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania.   Dr. Collins spent the last decade as Managing Director and CEO of BFA, a niche financial inclusion consulting practice with offices in Boston, New York, Nairobi, Accra, New Delhi and Medellin.   She holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from New York University.

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