Sarah Chamness Long joined the World Justice Project in 2012. As a Director for the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index, Ms. Long manages the administration of the WJP’s General Population Poll (GPP) in 113 countries as well as thematic research on access to justice, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and environmental governance. She also leads the WJP’s special data collection efforts in Pakistan, Romania, and throughout Africa. 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. Ms. Long’s 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.