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Krishna Ramesh (Zambia)

Senior Manager

Leads a cross-sectoral portfolio of projects, supporting policymakers in using evidence to maximise program impact.

Krishna Ramesh is a Senior Manager at IDinsight, based in Lusaka, Zambia. Krishna leads IDinsight’s work with government partners in Malawi and Zambia focusing on social protection, governance, and data systems. He also leads IDinsight’s Zambia office, and partnership development in Southern Africa.

Prior to his Senior Manager role, Krishna was the Africa Chief of Staff at IDinsight where he was responsible for developing new relationships across the continent, implementing IDinsight’s regional strategy, and overseeing staffing across our Africa offices. He also spent over two years as a client-facing associate, working with governments and foundations in Zambia and India, and establishing IDinsight’s operations in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Krishna worked at the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis and Econsult Botswana, focussing on projects related to macroeconomic policy in Botswana.

Krishna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (honours) from Cambridge University, and a Master’s degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University.