Sarah Chamness Long joined the World Justice Project in 2012. As the Director for Access to Justice Research, Ms. Long leads the WJP’s thematic research on civil justice, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and environmental governance. During her time on the research team, Ms. Long has also managed the production of the WJP Rule of Law Index, the administration of the WJP’s General Population Poll (GPP) in 126 countries, as well as special data collection efforts in Pakistan and Romania. In addition to her work on the WJP’s research team, Ms. Long had previously managed a portfolio of 20+ pilot rule of law programs incubated and supported through the WJP’s World Justice Challenge competitions, and conducted monitoring and evaluation for 90 WJP seed grants in 60 countries.
Prior to joining the WJP, Ms. Long worked as an Independent Consultant and Program Associate for The SEEP Network’s Association Development team, supporting capacity building programs and producing learning tools and publications for microfinance associations. Her other previous roles include Program Coordinator for The Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program; Primary Research Assistant for the Center for International Development and Conflict Management’s (CIDCM) Peace and Conflict 2010 publication; and Parliamentary Intern for Barry Gardiner MP in the House of Commons.
Ms. Long holds an MSc. in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, where she earned a B.A. in French Language and Literatures and a citation in International Studies.