Nikolai has been working in the international development sector for 10 years. He still used paper questionnaires for his master's thesis and various field studies. Since then he has a passion for digital data collection and M&E tools. Nikolai has set up, optimized and digitized various M&E systems for GIZ, and during this time he has gained plenty of field experience. Since 2016, Nikolai works as a freelance consultant. He holds a Master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and is currently completing an extra-occupational Master in Evaluation.