Lame Ungwang is a Researcher at ISDC and a Doctoral Fellow of the International Max Planck Research Group (IMPRS) on Uncertainty and the Economics Department at University of Jena. She is currently working on evaluating strategies utilized by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), specifically in Mali, Sudan and Guatemala.
Broadly speaking, Lame’s research revolves around applied microeconomics, impact evaluations, and the use of experimental methods and behavioural economics-informed policies in low-income settings. Her ongoing projects are on technology uptake and managerial practices in microfinance, in Botswana and Uganda, respectively.
Lame holds a Master in Development Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, in Germany; and a Bachelor in Economics and International Affairs (double major) from Lewis & Clark College, in the U.S. (Portland, Oregon).