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Krishna Ramesh (Zambia)

Associate Director and Africa Lead, Data on Demand

Leads the expansion of Data on Demand into Africa, as well as cross-sectoral Learning Partnerships with Governments.

Krishna Ramesh is an Associate Director at IDinsight, based in Lusaka, Zambia. Krishna leads the expansion of Data on Demand into Africa, which aims to develop new approaches to impact-oriented fast, accurate, and affordable data for responsive policies and programs.

Prior to this, Krishna led IDinsight’s work with government partners in Malawi and Zambia focusing on social protection, governance, and data systems, alongside leading IDinsight’s Zambia office, and partnership development in Southern Africa. Krishna was also 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. 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.

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.