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Rico Bergemann (South Africa)

Senior Manager, Strategy and Impact

Passionate about social impact, dedicated to the communities we serve, leading with empathy.

Rico Bergemann is a Senior Manager at IDinsight, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also serves as a Director of the Board for IDinsight South Africa NPC. He leads IDinsight projects in Eastern and Southern Africa across sectors implementing impact evaluations and supporting partners to design and roll out decision-focused monitoring and evaluation systems.

Since 2021, Rico leads an ongoing impact evaluation of a school leadership development program in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Furthermore, he manages IDinsight’s 3-year Learning Partnership with CARE’s Impact@Scale unit – a dedicated team that identifies, designs, and grows evidence-backed solutions with viable pathways to sustained and large-scale impact.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Rico gained experience in the public sector at the German Embassies in Zambia and South Africa. He worked for GIZ as an M&E Assistant in its HIV program in Zambia and was a board member for a German NGO.

Rico holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Heidelberg University (Germany) and an M.Sc. in International Development and Management from Lund University (Sweden).