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Dobility is excited to be attending the upcoming “USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years” event in Washington D.C on March 9th.  The conference will explore how to effectively catalyze organizational change and incentivize new approaches, utilize (smart) risk-taking and adaptation to tackle the most intractable development challenges.

Over 150 thought leaders and decision makers will debate how we can meet our development objectives, using existing and emerging technologies and ecosystems in the markets where we work.  The sessions will explore answers to the following questions:

– What tools and methodologies show the greatest promise?
– Where is the evidence to support that potential, and how do we collect more?
– How are organizations structuring themselves to capitalize on these opportunities?
– Who is innovating at the cutting edge & what are they learning?
– How can we more effectively work with the private sector, governments, and donors?
– How are we already working in tandem to to shape a more inclusive digital economy?

We hope you stop by and chat with us about our data collection tool, SurveyCTO, and how the issues discussed at the conference affect you and your team.  And while you are there, be sure to also grab one of our “magical” giveaways that might help you predict the future too!

Hope to see you there!

Details about the event

Digital Development: The Next 10 Years
FHI 360 Academy Hall
Washington, DC
March 9, 2018
8:30am to 5pm + evening reception

Interested in attending? RSVP here.

About Us

SurveyCTO is an ODK-based data collection platform that has been used to collect millions of submissions in over 150 countries by organizations such as the World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, Innovations for Poverty Action, OXFAM, Harvard University, and many others committed to rigorous evaluation in rural economic development, agriculture, health, education, and other sectors.

Chris Robert


Chris is the founder of SurveyCTO. He now serves as Director and Founder Emeritus, supporting Dobility in a variety of part-time capacities. Over the course of Dobility’s first 10 years, he held several positions, including CEO, CTO, and Head of Product.

Before founding Dobility, he was involved in a long-term project to evaluate the impacts of microfinance in South India; developed online curriculum for a program to promote the use of evidence in policy-making in Pakistan and India; and taught statistics and policy analysis at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before that, he co-founded and helped grow an internet technology consultancy and led technology efforts for the top provider of software and hardware for multi-user bulletin board systems (the online systems most prominent before the Internet).