Sarah Logan

Sarah-Logan

Email:

sarah.logan@theigc.org

Hub Economist

Country Programme, IGC London Hub, Researcher

Sarah Logan is a Hub Economist in the IGC London Hub and holds an MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and an LLB from the University of Cape Town.  Before joining the IGC, Sarah worked for a law firm in New York City providing legal and policy advice to governments and civil society organisations on natural resource governance issues from a public interest and sustainable development perspective.  She is a qualified attorney in South Africa, and is in the process of being admitted in Zimbabwe and New York State.

Sarah’s research interests are in natural resource governance, foreign direct investment, and state effectiveness.

 

Content by Sarah Logan
  • Blog post

    South Sudan’s crisis is complex, but there’s a way out of war and fragility

    South Sudan has faced significant challenges since civil war broke out in December 2013. The violence was triggered by disagreements between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. Since then conflict has become widespread and has flared in previously peaceful regions. Atrocities are taking on an increasingly ethnic nature. With the very limited...

    7 February 2017 | Sarah Logan, Peter Biar Ajak

  • Blog post

    Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya

    A recently published study on the long-run effects of mobile money on economic outcomes in Kenya provides some valuable insights that will benefit economic development and financial inclusion policies across Africa. The study found that increased access to mobile money has reduced poverty in Kenya, particularly among female-headed households. Rapid expansion of mobile...

    25 January 2017 | Sarah Logan

  • Blog post

    You can pay me through my cell phone: Mobile money in Sierra Leone

    This past March, the International Growth Centre (IGC), in partnership with the Bank of Sierra Leone, held the ‘Sub-Regional Workshop on Mobile Money in West Africa’ to explore the challenges and opportunities facing West Africa as they seek to replicate successes from East and Southern Africa. In March 2016, the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Bank of Sierra...

    4 January 2017 | Sarah Logan, Nadia Hasham

  • Publication - Policy Brief, Policy note

    Maximising the impact of FDI on domestic industrial capabilities and job creation

    20 December 2016 | Ritwika Sen, Sarah Logan

  • Blog post

    Africa stands to benefit from new trade deals and, possibly, from Brexit

    Brexit may have significant and positive trade implications for Africa. Renewed emphasis on economic integration through regional trade blocs could support economic growth. The last few months have seen some significant developments for African trade and integration. These advances come at a crucial time for African countries, which have been particularly hard hit by...

    5 September 2016 | Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Policy note

    Addressing election violence in Liberia

    1 August 2016 | Sarah Logan

  • Blog post

    Using technology to plan for Africa’s urban expansion

    Harnessing the benefits of rapid urbanisation requires a new set of tools and instruments for more responsive and evidenced-based policy design. In a new study, IGC researchers in Kigali are teaming up with Laterite, an innovative development research firm, and trialling the use of a new high-frequency SMS-based survey tool to gather more dynamic real-time data from...

    29 April 2016 | Sarah Logan, Mallory Baxter

  • Blog post

    The incidence and impact of Electronic Billing Machines for VAT in Rwanda

    Donor aid represents roughly 40 percent of Rwanda’s national budget. Expanding the tax base has been a crucial strategy in curbing its dependence on foreign aid.  Value-added tax (VAT) is the largest tax-based contribution to government revenues in Rwanda and has been identified as a key priority for raising overall revenue. In August 2013, the Rwandan government passed...

    15 April 2016 | Eva Ghirmai, Sarah Logan, Sally Murray

  • Blog post

    Why Zimbabwe's diamond mines need better regulation, not state ownership

    Zimbabwe experiments with state ownership of diamond mines in an effort to resuscitate waning commodity revenues for state finances. Zimbabwe, like many African countries, faces an ongoing struggle to secure fair compensation for its mineral wealth. The question of how to maximise government revenues from the mining sector is a complex matter. But turning the sector...

    16 March 2016 | Sarah Logan

  • Blog post

    Local revenue reform with the Kampala Capital City Authority

    Public finance remains a significant threat to economic development. Insufficient revenues limit infrastructure investments as well as the provision of basic services. Reforming the administration and collection of tax will be crucial for developing country governments. Since its establishment in 2011, the KCCA has implemented various reforms to tax policy; reforms are on...

    7 February 2016 | Sarah Logan

Sarah-Logan
Email:

sarah.logan@theigc.org

Hub Economist

Country Programme, IGC London Hub, Researcher