Lawule Shumane is an analyst with Dalberg Global Development Advisory in South Africa. She holds an MA in Global Affairs from Yale University.

As an economics scholar, Shumane’s interests lie at the nexus of politics and economics – understanding how governments, globally, can better service their populations, thus, gradually reducing citizen deprivation. Professionally, Shumane has been actively involved in South Africa’s civic society as she worked for a non-profit labor research organization where she published articles on the behavior of South African multinationals in other African countries regarding their Community Social Responsibility and Environmental practices, as well as a study of CEO remuneration for listed companies in South Africa. Additionally, she worked for UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, assisting in the research, development and implementation of their inaugural Leading in Public Life Programme.

Shumane completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where her masters’ dissertation focused on assessing the role of school-level stakeholders in improving the provision of services in the basic education sector. As a student, Shumane was involved in Remember and Give, a student development organization whose aim is to develop and use the capacity of students to raise funds for education projects in disadvantaged communities in Cape Town, through the Student’s Health and Welfare Centres Organisation. At Yale, Shumane focused on the political economy of development.