Rama Salla Dieng is currently a Research Fellow at United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (UN-IDEP). She is also a 2013/2014 Chevening Scholar who graduated with an MSc Research in International Development from SOAS, University of London, specializing in African Economic Development and Gender. Between 2010 and 2013, Rama was a Research Assistant at the Policy Research Division of UN-IDEP. In 2009, she joined the Socio-Economic Development Unit of the UNDP Country office of Mauritius and Seychelles for six months in 2009 as part of an internship. The same year, she was selected as a Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa Fellow as one of the 25 most promising young African Women committed to bring change in their communities. Rama also holds a MA in International Cooperation and Development/Risks Management in Developing Countries from the Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies, a Maîtrisein Political Science from Montesquieu University and a Bachelor in Social and Economic Administration and Management from the University Aix-Marseille 2.