Rebecca Sharp

Oversees growth, people operations, systems, communications, and compliance at IDinsight, with a passion for incorporating lean, data-driven approaches into non-profit management.

Becca Gong Sharp is the Chief Operating Officer and a Partner at IDinsight, based in the US.

Becca has helped to lead IDinsight through a sustained period of exponential growth, implementing organizational systems and people operations best practices tailored to the mission and budget of a non-profit. Becca is passionate about advising social impact organizations on how to maximize efficacy, develop great places to work, and ultimately better achieve their missions. She currently serves as an operations and growth Advisor to Instiglio, an IDinsight partner organization.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Becca was a strategy consultant working for the Rockefeller Foundation and other large philanthropies. She has extensive experience in international development throughout Central Asia and East Africa, with specialties in impact evaluation, strategy consulting, behavioral economics, project design, and business development. Becca published an independent report for Evidence Action and GiveWell in East Africa on the feasibility of scaling "No Lean Season," a migration intervention to mitigate seasonal hunger. Previously, she managed reporting for eleven departments at the Aga Khan Foundation in Kyrgyzstan and co-founded a reproductive health NGO as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan.

Becca holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Social Studies from Harvard University, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and an MPA in international development from the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School. She speaks English, Mandarin, and Russian.


Selected Publications

  • "No Lean Season: Seasonal Migration Feasibility Analysis (Malawi and Zambia)" Evidence Action, GiveWell, 2014. (Feasibility analysis)